Hi all! I thought I would update you on what I’m up to these days because it’s been a while.

I’m going to start publishing my audiobook to YouTube and elsewhere as a podcast, because I want to share the information with more people. So go subscribe to my YouTube (@heatherleebranstetter) for more to come soon.

I’m working on a new project. I’m not sure exactly what it will be yet, but I think it’s going to be called Small Town Strange. Our maybe Up the Draw. Something like that. It will share more Silver Valley history research I’ve not put out there before, like what the FBI sent me when they finally delivered the goods from my FOIA request, and other stuff…

The Barnard-Stockbridge Photography Museum held its season re-opening celebration this month. I’m on the board and helped Tammy out with the exhibit concepts upstairs and information downstairs.

From the most recent Barnard-Stockbridge Photography Museum newsletter..,

The upstairs exhibit features some cool panoramic photos. Here are some of my photos of parts of some of those photos (click on the pictures for a bigger image):

The upstairs panoramic photos are all from 1912/1913. It’s an interesting time when the streets were still dirt but the sidewalks were paved, and there were both horse and buggy and cars on the roads. The downstairs exhibit is about sex work again this summer. If you haven’t seen it, go take a look!

You can take a photo in front of Nellie’s 100 year-old canvas backdrop! You can find one upstairs and one downstairs. I highly recommend dressing up and finding a friend to pose with!

I’m hitting the road in my camper with my dogs as soon as school is out, and traveling to Alaska. It’s more about the journey than the destination. I don’t have any solid plans beyond that, really. Thinking I’ll hit up some hot springs, old gold mining towns, a brothel museum if I can find one open, and do some hiking.

Seems like we went right from winter to warm weather. I’m looking forward to summer!

At the end of July, my friends and I are going to take Seaweed Salad/Dragonfly, my 15 foot raft, on a whitewater rafting trip down the Salmon for almost a week-long trip!

Accidental snap from my camera phone while on my paddle board on the lake today…

I’ll make a post about this, too,
but I wanted to share a quick update
about the Wallace documentary!
You can watch all 17 minutes of it
where it is currently hosted at Film Shortage
(or below)…

Well, that’s it for now. The last day of school is the next Friday, so my road trip north will soon be revealed above the horizon. It’s going to be a working trip, so I’ll share more here soon!