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Lola Homsher Grant Program — 2018 Grant Recipients

Leslie Waggener, chair of the Society’s Homsher Grant committee said thirteen applications for Homsher Grant Funds were received this year.  “The committee was impressed with the strong proposals that covered a broad range of topics.”  Leslie noted that while the decision was difficult, four applications stood out and were funded for a total of $5,385.00, along with a one-year complimentary membership in the Society.

The 2018 recipients are:

  • Kathryn McKee, West Yellowstone, MT received $1,235 for her project titled “A Woman’s Place in the Mythology of the American West.” 
  • Andrea Powers, Three Forks, MT received $1,150 for her project titled “The Empire Ranch: Western Heritage and Community.” 
  • Kaitlin Sundberg, Omaha, NE received $1,500 for her project titled “Tourism and Indigenous Performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days, 1897-1960.” 
  • Sarah Keyes, Reno, NV received $1,500 for her project titled “Death’s Purchase: The Overland Trail and the Making of Transcontinental America.” 

Besides Leslie, the Homsher Committee includes Patty Kessler, Laramie; Kem Nicolaysen, Casper and Lisa Thalken, Douglas. 

Applications for research funds are due the end of each February. For more details contact Leslie at lwaggen2@uwyo.edu.