"The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the Wit, Betty Rogers"

    “The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the Wit, Betty Rogers” program in the Wyoming Community Bank Speaker’s series at the Lander Pioneer Museum Thursday May 26, at 7 p.m.

     Richard Maturi will present a program on famed cowboy humorist Will Rogers at the Pioneer Museum in Lander July 23, at 7 p.m.

Maturi’s illustrated presentation examines Roger’s life and humor and the role his wife Mary played in his writing.  The program is the next in the Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series at the museum. The series will feature speakers and programs on the area’s culture and history at all three county museums throughout the year. The programs are free and open to the public. Richard is the author of 1,100 articles and 27 books, five with his wife Mary.  He has won many writing awards and you may have heard interviews with him and Mary on public radio or TV.  They have done extensive research on the life and career of Will Rogers and his wife.

    “The Wit of Will Rogers” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its 2016 “Think Wyoming Roads Scholar program.”  The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature

    The next event at the Lander Museum will be on June 16 and will be a talk on the Scottish settlers of the Wind River Valley. For more information call the museum and 307-332-3373, on Facebook at: Pioneer Museum Lander Wyoming  or on the web at