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Cultural Program Series Offers Shared Visions of Devils Tower

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News Release Date: May 25, 2012
Contact: Nancy Stimson, Public Information Officer, 307-467-5283

Devils Tower National Monument welcomes visitors to experience a wide variety of interpretive programs and special performances during the Summer Cultural Program Series.
The park's visitor and education center is open daily, 8am to 7pm. Join a ranger guided walk presented at 9 am and 11am or a ranger talk presented 11:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Evening campfire programs are presented nightly at 8:30pm in the park's amphitheater next to the campground.
The monument's Cultural Program Series brings special guest performers to Devils Tower National Monument to share their expertise and demonstrate their unique talents. The special performances will be held Friday evenings at 8:30pm during the months of June, July and August in the park's amphitheater next to the campground.

June 1 & 2 Willie LeClair, Eastern Shoshone
June 8 & 9 Phillip Whitman, Jr, Northern Cheyenne
June 15 & 16 Les Ducheneaux, Lakota
June 29-July 1 Gib Young, as President Theodore Roosevelt

July 13 Frank Sanders, Renowned Rock Climber
July 20 Phillip Whitman, Jr, Northern Cheyenne
July 27 Nello Williams, Astronomer

August 10 Frank Sanders, Renowned Rock Climber
August 17 Nello Williams, Astronomer
August 24 & 25 Buffalo Bill Boycott

The Western Culture Festival will take place September 1 in the picnic area next to the campground.The Cowboy Poetry Festival will place September 2 in the picnic area next to the campground.

The rustic log cabin, built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, serves as the park's visitor and education center; it also serves as a bookstore for the Devils Tower Natural History Association and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive exhibits explain the natural and cultural history of the area.

To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument contact a park ranger at 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto or on Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site.

Devils Tower National Monument is located, 33 miles northeast of Moorcroft, WY, 27 miles northwest of Sundance, WY via U.S. 14, 9 Miles south of Hulett via WY24, and 52 miles southwest of Belle Fourche, S.D. via S.D. Highway34/WY24.

Did You Know?

Devils Tower at sunset

It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.