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09 February 2021

State Museum traveling exhibit "Suffrage Wyoming" on display at Carbon County Higher Education Center

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Carbon County Higher Education Center in Rawlins from February 15, to April 5.

The exhibit traces the history and impact of women’s suffrage in Wyoming from 1869 to the present day. As Wyoming celebrates its 150th anniversary of universal suffrage in 2019, and the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage in 2020, this exhibit examines both the major successes and long road ahead for women in politics. 

The Wyoming State Museum offers travelling exhibits for rent free of charge to museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. For rental or exhibit information please contact Carlos Santos, Curator of Exhibits, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information on the exhibit’s time in Rawlins, please contact Janet Garcia, Program Planner at the Carbon County Higher Education Center, at 307-328-9274, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Points of contact:  

Janet Garcia, Program Planner
Carbon County Higher Education Center
1650 Harshman St.
Rawlins, WY 82301
307-328-9274
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WSM Contact:
Carlos Santos
Curator of Exhibits
307-287-2677
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08 February 2021

Wyoming State Museum announces "Newell Collection" exhibit

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THE NEWELL COLLECTION

The Wyoming State Museum announces the opening of its newest exhibit “The Newell Collection.”

The exhibit showcases western folk art by Earl Newell of Sheridan, Wyo. Newell created the wood carvings and building in the 1930s. The collection reflects his love of the “Old West,” and includes cowboys, horses, cattle, chuckwagons, stagecoaches, and more.

The exhibit can be seen at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for State and Federal holidays.

For more information about the exhibit please contact Mandy Langfald, Curator of Collections at 307-777-7033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

01 December 2020

Wyoming State Museum Suffrage traveling exhibit on display at Western Wyoming Community College

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The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit, Suffrage Wyoming, will be on display at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs from December 1 through May 31, 2021.

The exhibit traces the history and impact of women’s suffrage in Wyoming from 1869 to the present day. As Wyoming celebrates its 150th anniversary of universal suffrage in 2019, and the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage in 2020, this exhibit examines both the major successes and long road ahead for women in politics.

The Wyoming State Museum offers travelling exhibits for rent free of charge to museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. For rental or exhibit information please contact Carlos Santos, Curator of Exhibits, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information on the exhibit’s time in Rock Springs, please contact David Tate at Western Wyoming Community College, at 307-382-1882or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

24 November 2020

State Museum Family Day Program Features Never-Before-Seen Animal Mounts

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A new and different Wyoming State Museum Family Day experience features a grizzly bear, black bear and white-tailed prairie dogs.

Over the next two weeks, come to the museum to see our brand-new mounts of all three animals and help yourself to one of hundreds of craft bags filled with three fun crafts, all about hibernating animals.

Additionally, you and your family can learn more about these animals by watching the Facebook Live presentation of “Animal Hibernation in Wyoming!”

The link for the video is below. Come check out the museum, have some fun, and take home some awesome crafts.

Facebook Live link:

Black Bears and White-Tailed Prairie Dogs - Facebook Live Video

27 October 2020

State Museum Invites Public to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos From Home

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This year’s Wyoming State Museum’s popular Dia de los Muertos event can be celebrated from your home.

In honor of the Day of the Dead, the public is invited to swing by the museum from Thursday, October 29 through Monday November 2, for a special Dia de los Muertos bag. The free bag will include on blank sugar cookie skull to decorate, a mask to decorate, directions to make royal icing and some other information about other ways to celebrate this special holiday. Visit the Wyoming State Museum Facebook information for even more fun, holiday information.

Skulls are free for adults and kids alike! Come grab a bag for each member of your family, while supplies last, and celebrate Día de los Muertos at your home!

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The Wyoming State Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

13 October 2020

State Museum Halloween Event, "Night at the Museum" Canceled Due to Covid Concerns

Out of an abundance of caution due to the health risks related to COVID-19, the Wyoming State Museum's Halloween event - Night at the Museum - has been canceled for 2020.

Jeremy Thornbrugh, the Museum Curator of Education shared, "After much thought, the museum has arrived at the difficult decision that we are unable to host our annual Night at the Museum special event, this year. We love having the community celebrate Halloween with us. But, we could not determine a safe way to accommodate the 2,000 people that usually attend this special event. We look forward to many amazing events, next year."

The museum is currently open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.