For all the tragedy and loss, suffering and death, there was also hope and heroism, unselfish sacrifice and generosity…during the worst series of storms in Wyoming’s history.
Film screening and discussion
Wyoming PBS will be hosting a sneak preview and discussion of the upcoming local documentary, “Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ‘49”. The event is free and open to the public and will include light snacks. Following a short clip from the documentary (approximately 15 minutes), a group of panelists will engage attendees in an open dialogue about the stories and issues raised from the film. Panelists will include producer Tom Manning, Jim Ehrenberger, and James Fuller. The discussion will be moderated by University of Wyoming history professor Phil Roberts.
About the documentary
This film tells the story of "Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of '49" - the worst series of storms in Wyoming's history. The blizzard brought out the best in people. Wyoming citizens from all walks of life cooperated together and demonstrated exceptional ingenuity in the face of dire circumstances. There were extraordinary acts of kindness, with people generously giving their time and resources. The public worked together to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and ultimately won in the end. More information can be found at wyomingpbs.org/blizzard.
“Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of ‘49” premieres Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.