July 17 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
American Heritage Center
2111 Willett Drive, Laramie, 82071 United States

Additional Information

The event will be in the Stock Growers Room at 1 p.m.and is free and open to the public. This is a 'brown bag' style program and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Susan L. Schwartz, a materials writer for The ESL Nexus, will present on the topic of "How a TV Show Sparked My Interest in the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary. The talk will describe Susan’s journey from how she went from being a fan of the 1970s TV show “Alias Smith and Jones” to writing a pictorial history of the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary.

About Schwartz: Susan was an English Language Learner educator at universities in Asia, language schools in the U.S., and a public school in Massachusetts for 25 years. She published an online journal for ELL teacher trainers for 10 years and has written 26 articles for education journals and books. Susan moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 2014 and now creates and sells digital education resources. She enjoys taking photographs, playing table tennis, and cooking food based on historical recipes. Susan has a B.A. from Brown University and 2 Master’s degrees from The School for International Training.

About AHC travel grants: The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming offers ten annual travel grants to be used by scholars. The grants provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using the American Heritage Center's collections. Subject areas include: Wyoming, the American West, transportation, conservation, water resources and the performing arts.