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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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22 March 2021

State Museum 1898 Spanish-American War Flag returns

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RETURN OF 1898 SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR FLAG

The Wyoming State Museum Spanish-American War flag returns following six months of conservation.

The 1898 flag belonged to the 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry Battalion and was given to the Museum in 1919. The flag has recently undergone extensive conservation to clean and stabilize the deteriorating silk as well as framing the flag for exhibit. Conservation was made possible by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

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

For more information 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..

 

08 March 2021

SCHEELS named Wyoming State Museum Family Programs sponsor

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The Wyoming State Museum is very excited to announce that SCHEELS in Johnstown, Colo. will be our new Family Programs sponsor for the next two years!

The generosity of this fun, family-focused store allows the Wyoming State Museum to continue offering free, world-class family programming well into 2023!

The entire museum family would like to offer our deepest thanks to SCHEELS in Johnstown, their employees, and their customers. We can’t wait to show the people of Wyoming and Colorado all the fun things that we have planned over the next couple years!

For more information about our new sponsor, check out the information below… or just swing by the store! SCHEELS Colorado 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd Johnstown, CO 80534.


About SCHEELS

With 250,000 sq. feet of product choices and entertainment, SCHEELS offers Colorado’s largest selection of sporting goods, outdoor gear, apparel and footwear! Inside you will also find a 65’ Ferris Wheel, a 22-foot-tall wildlife mountain with over 220 taxidermy mounts, a 16,000-gallon aquarium filled with fish, interactive games and simulators for the entire family, a café, and Experts in all 80+ specialty shops that are ready to assist you.

SCHEELS is also a privately held, employee-owned company that remains an industry leader due to its empowered associates, leaders, and partners who think and make decisions for both their individual store and the entire company. Stop by SCHEELS today to gear up for your next adventure!

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