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27 July 2021

Wyoming State Museum to host Family Day and Tall Tales

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Join the Wyoming State Museum at Tall Tales, a Family Day dedicated to the tall tales of the American West. From Paul Bunyan and his giant blue ox, Babe, to Annie Oakley’s incredible shooting skills, this event will cover many of the legendary stories that shaped our region. 

Family Days are generously sponsored by Scheels in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone! This month will feature crafts, outdoor games and activities, storytelling, as well as visiting partners from the Cowgirls of the West Museum and the Laramie County Library. 

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. 

Please call 307-630-2573 for more information. Family Day fans can follow the museum’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay in the know about upcoming events: @wyomingstatemuseum.

30 June 2021

Wyoming State Museum to host Dino Day Family Day event

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Family Days returns to in-person programming at the Wyoming State Museum with Dino Day, a celebration of all things dinosaurs, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free event, open to all kids and their parents, will feature crafts, games, a “tunnel through time,” a “field of dinosaurs,” local food trucks, a large assortment of museum artifacts to see up close, and engaging booths hosted by other non-profit partners. Guests will also be able to take their picture with a full size triceratops skull that has been behind the scenes in the museum’s collection storage.

Half of the day’s activities will be held inside the museum with the other half outside on the museum grounds.

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. Please call 307-777-7022 for more information.

09 June 2021

Announcing Digital Skills for Seniors, a free class from the Wyoming State Museum

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Announcing Digital Skills for Seniors, a free class from the Wyoming State Museum

The Wyoming State Museum is offering a free, eight-week course that gradually introduces skills that older adults can use to simplify and improve their everyday lives. 

Made possible by a Spectrum Digital Education Grant, this program helps participants get comfortable using an Apple device to access the internet, utilize tools like the magnifying glass to read small dinner menus, connect with friends and family on social media, and more. Each class builds on the previous lesson and includes time for one-on-one assistance and practice. 

Participants can bring their own Apple device from home or borrow an iPad from the museum for free. This course will focus on Apple devices only, but a course for Android users may be available in the future.

Classes are scheduled on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in the Wyoming State Museum classroom, beginning on July 7 and ending on August 25. Registration is completely free and is open until June 28.

To register, call Melisa McChesney at 307-630-2573. Space in this class is extremely limited, so we encourage those who are interested to sign up as soon as possible. 

This program is offered in collaboration with Wyoming Relay and AARP Wyoming.

26 May 2021

Wyoming State Museum Hands On Habitat Lab reopens Friday

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The Wyoming State Museum’s Hands On Habitats Lab reopens this Friday, May 28, with some exciting updates.

The new and improved HOH Lab features more outdoor inspired activities including a fishing “pond” and camp kitchen. Visitors will be able to touch pelts from different animals including deer, beaver, and skunk. They will also see some of the museum’s recently acquired taxidermy.

“The Hand’s On Habitats Lab is one of our most popular exhibits, I am excited to have it open again,” says Museum Director Kevin Ramler. “The new hands-on activities are very cool, and of course we still have the old favorites, like the prairie dog tunnel, bat cave, and campfire.”

The Wyoming State Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum will be closed Monday May 31 for Memorial Day.

13 April 2021

SPECTRUM AND SENATOR AFFIE ELLIS HOST CHECK PRESENTATION HONORING THE WYOMING STATE MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS, INC. WITH SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION GRANT

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SPECTRUM AND SENATOR AFFIE ELLIS HOST CHECK PRESENTATION HONORING THE WYOMING STATE MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS, INC. WITH SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION GRANT

 

Spectrum Will Present a $6,000 Check to Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

 

Cheyenne, WY – April 13, 2021 – Spectrum will be joined by Senator Affie Ellis on Thursday, April 15 to present Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc. (WSMV) with a $6,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant, as part of the company’s multi-year, $6 million cash and in-kind national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country. This grant is part of the company’s doubling of its original 2020 commitment to digital education, awarding a total of $1 million to 47 organizations providing broadband education, technology and training.

 

The $6,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant has enabled WSMV to create a digital skills for seniors course. The series of classes will improve the digital literacy of local seniors and help them navigate an increasingly digital world.

 

Attendees must follow all applicable COVID-19 safety measures.

 

What:          Check presentation to WSMV

 

Where:        WSMV – 2301 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82002

                       

When:          Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

 

Who:             Affie Ellis, Wyoming State Senator

                       Evan Green, President, Wyoming State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

                       Kevin Ramler, Director, Wyoming State Museum

                       Mike Mores, Spectrum Sr. Manager of Government Affairs

                       Danielle Dunn, Spectrum Manager of External Communications

                               

About Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

 

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.

 

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12 April 2021

State Museum traveling exhibit "Barn Here" on display at Fort Caspar Museum

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The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit, "Barn Here," will be on display at the Fort Caspar Museum in Casper from April 15 through June 27.

Wyoming barns differ greatly in style and function from barns in many other parts of the United States. This exhibit, which uses photos from the State Historic Preservation Office, examines barns from throughout Wyoming. It was made possible by the Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

The Wyoming State Museum offers traveling 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 Gillette, please contact Michelle Bahe at the Fort Caspar Museum, at 307-235-8462or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Point of contact: 

Michelle Bahe, Curator of Collections
Fort Caspar Museum

4001 Fort Caspar Rd

Casper WY 82604

307-235-8462

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WSM Contact:

Carlos Santos
Curator of Exhibits

307-287-2677

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