Hemingway in Wyoming and Montana



Sunday, July 19, 2020   Beginning of the Sheridan Portion of the Conference
            10:30-  1:00      A shuttle bus from the Billings airport to the Sheridan conference site will be available.
              Afternoon      Conference Check-In at Sheridan College, Whitney Building.
              1:30-  3:00      Book Signing/Author Event
              4:00-  6:00      Opening Reception with refreshments and a cash bar at Brinton Museum

Monday, July 20, 2020
              9:00-12:00      Academic Sessions at Sheridan College Campus 
            12:00-  1:30      Lunch on your own
              1:30-  4:30      Academic Sessions at Sheridan College Campus 
              4:30-  9:00      PEN/Hemingway Fundraiser at Ucross with BBQ, drink tickets and transportation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
              9:00-12:00      Academic Sessions at Sheridan College Campus
            12:00-  2:00      Ernest Hemingway birthday party luncheon at the college
              2:00-  5:00      Academic Sessions at Sheridan College Campus
              5:00-  7:30      Food trucks and entertainment will be on the Whitney Mall prior to the evening event.
              7:30-  9:00      An evening with the keynote speaker in Kinnison Hall 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
              9:00-12:00      Academic Sessions at Sheridan College Campus
            12:00-  1:30      Society luncheon at the college
              1:30-  4:30      Society membership meeting in Kinnison Hall
              5:00-  8:00      Travel Grants Fundraiser at the Historic Sheridan Inn
              8:30-11:00      Hemingway Trivia Night at the Blacktooth Brewery

See the Sheridan My Bighorns insider’s guide to Sheridan and Johnson counties at the bottom of this page.


Thursday, July 23, 2020   End of the Sheridan, Wyoming Portion of the Conference
              9:00- 11:30       A shuttle bus will return riders from Sheridan College to the Billings airport for those not continuing to Cooke City.


Thursday, July 23, 2020     Beginning of the Cooke City portion of the conference
              9:00-  5:00       Drive or take the conference bus to Cooke City (see Travel Options). If you are driving you should consider stopping for lunch and a visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.
              5:30-  9:00       Be sure to arrive in Cooke City-Silver Gate at the Range Rider Lodge in time to attend the welcome reception beginning at 5:30 pm. There will be an introduction to the area by local historians, guides, naturalists outfitters, authors, and a Hemingway exhibit, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a cash bar.

Friday, July 24, 2020
              9:00-11:00      Academic and Plenary Sessions
            11:30-  1:00      Lunch on your own
              1:00-  3:00      Academic and Plenary Sessions
              3:30-10:00      Chuck Wagon Dinner leaving from the Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone National Park.

Saturday, July 25th, 2020
              9:00-12:00      Academic and Plenary Sessions
            12:00-  5:00      Lunch on your own and self guided driving tour of six Hemingway Country sites.
              6:30-11:00      Closing Dinner and Program at the Range Rider Lodge

Sunday, July 26, 2020       End of the conference
              9:30-  5:00       The Cooke City bus continues to the Billings airport via the Beartooth Highway, retracing Hemingway's footsteps to Red Lodge, MT(the birthplace of Robert Jordan) with lunch on your own. 




 Cooke City Bus Schedule -- Sheridan to Cooke City on thursday

and Then on to the Billings AIRPORT on Sunday

Thursday 07/23/2020
9:00 am     Depart from Sheridan Inn
12:30 pm  Arrive at Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY (Lunch, museum or short walk to Downtown Cody, on your own)
3:30 pm    Depart Buffalo Bill Historical Center
5:00 pm    Arrive at Range Rider Lodge. Check in at lodge. All Bus Tour passengers must stay at either The Grizzly Lodge: www.yellowstonelodges.com or Silver Gate, Pine Edge and Whispering Pines Guest Cabins: www.pineedgecabins.com/en-us
5:30-9:30 pm  Welcome reception at the Range Rider Lodge. An introduction to the area by local historians, guides, naturalists outfitters, authors, and a Hemingway exhibit, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a cash bar.  

Friday 07/24/2020
7:00 - 9:00 am    Optional breakfast trip to Cooke City, three miles away.
9:00 -11:00 am Academic and Plenary Sessions  
11:30 -1:00 pm   Optional lunch trip to Cooke City
1:00 -3:00 pm Academic and Plenary Sessions 
3:30 pm Depart from Range Rider for optional Chuck Wagon Dinner in Yellowstone National Park. We strongly suggest that everyone on the bus take this trip. Make your reservation immediately. See society website for details at www.hemingwaysociety.org/wyomingmontana-2020 or www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/adventure/wild-west-adventures/old-west-dinner-cookout
10:00 pm Return from Chuck Wagon Dinner to Hotels

Saturday 07/25/2020
7:00 – 9:00 am Depart for optional breakfast in Cooke City
9:00 -- 12:00 Academic and Prenary Sessions  
12:00 – 5:00 pm Depart for lunch on your own in Cooke City followed by the tour of Hemingway Country.
7:00 – 9:00 pm For those not attending the Closing Dinner and Program, Depart to Cooke City three miles away for dinner on your own

Sunday 07/26/2020
9:30 am Depart Hotel. Bus drives through the Beartooth Pass, which Charles Kuralt called "the most beautiful road in the world," and stops for lunch on your own in Red Lodge, Montana.
5:00 pm Arrive at Billings airport


If you have any questions relative to the Cooke City portion of the conference please contact Chris Warren at chriswarren1958@gmail.com 




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