February is Black History Month, and an exhibit at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper is displaying photos and artifacts of a little-known piece of Wyoming History: an all-black town founded and then abandoned in the early 20th century. Shawn Wade is responsible for temporary exhibits and tours at the Center. He told Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard about the history of Empire, Wyoming.
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will be holding a talk on Empire, Wyoming by Central Wyoming College Professor Todd Guenther Saturday at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.