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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!

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

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