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10 August 2022

Wyoming State Museum Traveling Exhibit "Artifact" on display at Western Wyoming College

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Artifact: A Cultural Heritage

The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Artifact,” will be on display at the Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs from August 15, 2022 through August 15, 2023.

This large collection of Wyoming images by photographer Mike McClure celebrates the enormous diversity of Wyoming's prehistoric and historic landscape. This exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

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 the Western Wyoming Community College, at 307-382-1882 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

29 July 2022

Artists for Dia de los Muertos Sought

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Artists for Dia de los Muertos Sought

The Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, and Cheyenne Depot Museum have initiated a call for local artists to create original artwork for the 2022 community Día de los Muertos celebrations. Submissions are due on August 7 at 11:59 PM. Work must be completed by September 26, 2022.

The citywide Día de los Muertos events seek to share the cultural significance of this holiday and provide welcoming spaces for people to celebrate publicly. The host organizations are actively working to increase the authenticity and educational value of the events. The first major step is inviting local artists to create authentic artwork that will be used for event posters, social media ads, and other promotional materials.

Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. However, the winning artist must create a work of art that will work well for print and digital advertising. If an artist creates a 3D work of art, the piece will need to be portrayed in 2D so that it will meet marketing needs. One selected artist will receive $750 to create a final work. Once the piece is created, the State Museum, Botanic Gardens, and Depot Museum will utilize their inhouse design professionals to create a regional marketing campaign featuring the work. 

The Día de los Muertos celebrations are family-friendly and inclusive of all people. Artwork must be appropriate for children. We encourage artists to reflect on their own cultural and traditional connections to Día de los Muertos when creating their artwork. Artists should consider the following goals when creating their proposal:

  • Represent the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos in a visually compelling way

  • Appeal to multigenerational families and people of all ages

  • Represent the diversity of people, places, and cultures who traditionally celebrate this holiday

Please call 307-630-2573 if you have any questions regarding your eligibility or if you need a paper application.

28 July 2022

Wyo State Museum to Host Family Day August 6th

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Join the Wyoming State Museum on August 6 for “Wyoming Water,” a Family Day all about the history and future of water in our state. From 10 am until 2 pm, families and groups can enjoy a high-energy, outdoor and indoor opportunity to learn about our waterways, the animals that depend on them, and how we can all be better at conserving water.

 

Partners from Laramie County Conservation District, Wyoming State Geological Survey, Public Utilities Water Conservation, the Cheyenne fire department, and a local boy scout troop will provide fun water activities and educational materials for people of all ages. Take your picture with a fire truck and ask real fire fighters about their experiences. Learn about stream dynamics and riparian habitats in a Stream Simulation Trailer, and contribute to a community water gun mural. Kids can make crafts, play with sidewalk chalk, and hear presentations from a museum educator. 

 

Like all Wyoming State Museum Family Days, this event is FREE for all ages and will feature crafts, games, and activities that bring attendees closer to the museum’s collections. Registration is free. Families can find the registration link at wyomuseum.wyo.gov/familydays or they can register by phone at 307-630-2573.

 

Family Days are generously sponsored by SCHEELS in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone! Each month features crafts, games and activities, as well as visiting partners from the Rocky Mountain region. 

 

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.

20 June 2022

Wyoming State Museum to Host "Great Outdoors" Family Day

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Join the Wyoming State Museum on July 9 for a “Great Outdoors” themed Family Day. From 10 am until 2 pm, families and groups can enjoy a high-energy, outdoor and indoor opportunity to get to know the great outdoors of our beautiful state.

 

Partners from Wyoming Game & Fish, Wyoming State Parks, Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation, and others are excited to teach kids how they can become more connected with nature. Kids can make crafts, use story stones to tell stories about their time in nature, play with sidewalk chalk, and hear presentations from a museum educator. 

 

Like all Wyoming State Museum Family Days, this event is FREE for all ages and will feature crafts, games, and activities that bring attendees closer to the museum’s collections. Registration is free. Families can find the registration link at wyomuseum.wyo.gov/familydays or they can register by phone at 307-630-2573.

 

Family Days are generously sponsored by SCHEELS in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone! Each month features crafts, games and activities, as well as visiting partners from the Rocky Mountain region. 

 

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.

01 June 2022

Wyoming State Museum to Kickoff "Civic Season," June 12

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The Wyoming State Museum will join cultural institutions across the country to celebrate and kickoff the 2022 Civic Season, June 12. 

Held annually between Juneteenth and July 4, Civic Season is a new tradition for learning and action, hosted by more than 300 cultural institutions nationwide along with the next generation shaping our nation’s future, and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate. 

Civic Season is a time for people to explore what they stand for through events, activities and resources from credible sources. Visit https://www.thecivicseason.com/ to learn more.

The Wyoming State Museum is kicking off the season with a picnic on June 12, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees will enjoy lunch, music, and opportunities to meet a group of Cheyenne community members with diverse visions and beliefs. A variety of mini workshops will encourage participants to explore what they stand for – and learn how to amplify their voices. County Commissioner Gunnar Malm will share what he believes are our most essential duties as members of society, and the Cheyenne League of Women Voters will host an information booth.

This event is non-partisan and all people are welcome to attend. Registration is required and free. Register by phone at 307-630-2573.

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

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

19 May 2022

Wyoming State Museum to host second annual Dino Day

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The second annual Dino Day is back at the Wyoming State Museum on June 4.

Part of the museum’s monthly Family Day program, Dino Day will be a high-energy, outdoor and indoor opportunity for local families to satisfy their child’s obsession with dinosaurs. 

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, the State Museum and its grounds will be transformed into a dino-themed wonderland. Kids can meet real paleontologists and learn why they study the prehistoric past.

A “Field of Dinos” with poles reaching toward the sky will show just how big (and small) some of the most famous dinosaurs were. Kids can also crawl through a “Tunnel Through Time,” imagining they are living in the time of dinosaurs. 

Partners from the University of Wyoming Geological Museum will bring real fossils that families can help prepare, and the University of Wyoming Conservatory will be showing off the beautiful plant life that would have surrounded dinosaurs millions of years ago. 

Like all Wyoming State Museum Family Days, this event is for all ages and will feature crafts, games, and activities that bring attendees closer to the museum’s collections. Registration is free. Families can find the registration link at wyomuseum.wyo.gov/familydays or they can register by phone at 307-630-2573.

Family Days are generously sponsored by SCHEELS in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone! Each month features crafts, games and activities, story time, as well as visiting partners from the Rocky Mountain region. 

 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.

 

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