Program Details Sheridan's Food Legacy

Organizers of an upcoming program on the history of Sheridan's food production industries say locals might be surprised at the abundance of food that's been produced here through the years.

Presenting the program will be Judy Slack. She's a local historian and director of the Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Her program, “The History of Food Production in Sheridan,” will be presented Wednesday night (Sept. 24), starting at 7 in the library's Inner Circle room. The event is free and open to the public. As part of the program, Slack will describe the major food production industries in Sheridan's history.

According to a release, the information comes from years of archival research and interviews with locals, many of whom are descendants of families who owned local food production businesses.

The presentation is a tie-in to the upcoming exhibit called “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” which runs from November through January at the library. The exhibit is part of the “Museum on Main Street” program, which brings Smithsonian installations to rural towns throughout the country.