OLLIs Urged to go East

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of a map of the Oregon Trail.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Casper College is urging community members to go east by signing up for “Oregon Trails East.”

The class, taught by Casper native Dwain Romsa, will feature an in-depth overnight trip to sites east of Casper along the Oregon Trail. “Scottsbluff, Chimney Rock National Monument, a Ft. Laramie grounds tour and a presentation are the historical highlights and stopping points included on this overnight trip,” said Jeaneece Schmidt, lifelong learning specialist for OLLI.

The class includes a pre-trip lecture on Monday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m., “which will enhance the experience for all,” said Schmidt. The trip itself will take place on September 11 and 12 with an overnight stay in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. “Dwain is a wealth of information related to history in Wyoming and the surrounding region,” noted Schmidt.

The cost of the class and trip is $280 for single, $230 for double, and $215 for triple occupancy. The price includes all transportation, hotel, and three meals out of four.

To register or for more information, contact Schmidt at 307-268-2099 or jeaneece.schmidt@caspercollege.edu or Vicki Pollock, lifelong learning specialist, at 307-268-2097 or vpollock@caspercollege.edu.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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