Families celebrated part of Campbell County's cultural heritage

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Rockpile Museum's Family Day Series finished the winter sessions with a lesson in some of the cultures that make up the fabric of Gillette. Heritage Day found parents and children making crafts from several European countries. It's all part of the history of homesteaders in Campbell County. Places like England and Scotland were represented with millinery projects and bagpipes made from zip lock bags and recorders. [image: 20160319_111728.jpg] In the back, miniature cuckoo clocks, minus the clock part, were constructed to represent Germany. They turned out more like birdhouses, but were a favorite with the crowd. [image: 20160319_112520.jpg] Places like Sweden and Poland made an appearance, as well. Halina Wojciechowski, whose family owns Ice Cream Land, spoke with groups about what it was like emigrating to Wyoming from Poland. She talked a little bit about speaking English as a second language, and then helped kids build Pajaki chandeliers, a type of mobile made from paper flowers. *Feature photo: Halina Wojciechowski presents Polish heritage in Campbell County* #county17 #news