Peace Corps Reflections

Architect Michael Dixon spent three years in Ukraine serving as a United States Peace Corps volunteer, then accepted a six month Peace Corps “Response” assignment in Armenia followed by another in Kosovo. Along the way he took numerous photos and collected artifacts from the countries he lived in and served.

The colorful photos fill the wall on the library’s first floor by the Book Sale Room! You’ll see images of people, places and the cultures from the countries Mike served in and visited. Visit display cases on all three floors of the library and take in the array of artifacts, ranging from clothing to pottery to Pysanka eggs and more.

Hailing from St. Charles, Illinois, where he maintained a practice in architecture for 32 years with a focus on historic preservation, Mike helped with the recovery of culture and customs in Ukraine, and in Kosovo worked with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, being assigned to the Department of Tourism and Economic Development in the city of Prizren.

Mike is now residing in Cheyenne while he holds the position of Site Architect and Historic Preservation Consultant for the Wyoming State Capitol Building project.

On Thursday, October 26, Mike will give a presentation “Kosovo: Living in a Post-Conflict Country” in the Library’s Cottonwood Room at 6:30 p.m.

~Jennifer Rife