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The 125th Anniversary exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum just added the turbulent 1960s. From Vietnam War to the burgeoning Civil Rights movement, this decade brought a lot of changes to the country and our state.  Of course not all things during the 60s were about strife and conflict. One of the objects in this week’s installation is a football commemorating 1968 Sugar Bowl. Although they did not win the Bowl that year, 1967-1968 was a great season for the Wyoming Cowboys.

The 125th Anniversary exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum just added the turbulent 1960s. From Vietnam War to the burgeoning Civil Rights movement, this decade brought a lot of changes to the country and our state. Of course not all things during the 60s were about strife and conflict. One of the objects in this week’s installation is a football commemorating 1968 Sugar Bowl. Although they did not win the Bowl that year, 1967-1968 was a great season for the Wyoming Cowboys.

Wyoming State Museum Online Exhibits link. Enjoy them from anywhere: Coffee: A Wyoming History, Felix Alston, Ryan Park, Protecting Wyoming's Past, Beautiful Shoes, America's Pastime

Wyoming State Museum Online Exhibits link. Enjoy them from anywhere: Coffee: A Wyoming History, Felix Alston, Ryan Park, Protecting Wyoming's Past, Beautiful Shoes, America's Pastime

A past temporary exhibit: Harry Jackson: Wyoming Influences. Prominent Wyoming artist Harry Jackson sang at the Carnegie Hall, painted with Jackson Pollock, made a sculpture of John Wayne and was a favorite of Ronald Regan. Most people recognize Harry Jackson for sculpting masterpieces, but before he became known world-wide for his Western sculpture, he was a cowboy, a United States Marine, a combat artist, and an acclaimed Abstract Expressionist painter.

A past temporary exhibit: Harry Jackson: Wyoming Influences. Prominent Wyoming artist Harry Jackson sang at the Carnegie Hall, painted with Jackson Pollock, made a sculpture of John Wayne and was a favorite of Ronald Regan. Most people recognize Harry Jackson for sculpting masterpieces, but before he became known world-wide for his Western sculpture, he was a cowboy, a United States Marine, a combat artist, and an acclaimed Abstract Expressionist painter.

Wyoming State Museum adds 90s Decade to 125th Anniversary Exhibit! Photo: Banner from 1990s Greyhound strike

Wyoming State Museum adds 90s Decade to 125th Anniversary Exhibit

Wyoming State Museum adds Decade to Anniversary Exhibit! Photo: Banner from Greyhound strike

A past traveling exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum: Traveling Trout. Traveling Trout features a series of three-foot-tall trout sculptures that were decorated by Wyoming high school students as part of a statewide art competition. Offered by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, with the assistance of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and Friess Foundation among others, the competition asked participants to transform plain white fiberglass trout into works of art.

A past traveling exhibit at the Wyoming State Museum: Traveling Trout. Traveling Trout features a series of three-foot-tall trout sculptures that were decorated by Wyoming high school students as part of a statewide art competition. Offered by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, with the assistance of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and Friess Foundation among others, the competition asked participants to transform plain white fiberglass trout into works of art.

The Wyoming State Museum makes a variety of traveling exhibits available to museums, libraries, schools, and other cultural institutions throughout the state. These two-dimensional exhibits consist of panels with photographs, illustrations, and text. We encourage borrowers to use materials and objects from their own collections and community to augment the exhibits.

The Wyoming State Museum makes a variety of traveling exhibits available to museums, libraries, schools, and other cultural institutions throughout the state. These two-dimensional exhibits consist of panels with photographs, illustrations, and text. We encourage borrowers to use materials and objects from their own collections and community to augment the exhibits.

Rolling shelving in the Wyoming State Archives Record Room. This is where we store the records that are requested most often and those that require the most regulated environment. Our photograph files, historic maps, oral history collection and historical library of books related to Wyoming history are also found here.

Boxes, Boxes Everywhere…

Rolling shelving in the Wyoming State Archives Record Room. This is where we store the records that are requested most often and those that require the most regulated environment. Our photograph files, historic maps, oral history collection and historical library of books related to Wyoming history are also found here.

A wall of boxes in the Wyoming State Archives' off-site facility, Archives South/State Records Center.

Who We Are, What We Do and Why We Do It

A wall of boxes in the Wyoming State Archives' off-site facility, Archives South/State Records Center.

Looking down the main aisle of the Wyoming State Archives South, our off-site storage building. The bound volumes are county clerk record books from across the state.

Where Does It All Come From?

Looking down the main aisle of the Wyoming State Archives South, our off-site storage building. The bound volumes are county clerk record books from across the state.

R. I. P. - Rex in Pieces: Wyoming is a dinosaur graveyard and the state's dinosaur and other fossils can be found in museums worldwide. This gallery tells of fossil discovery competitions in the nineteenth century, and looks at some of the state's earliest prehistoric residents. Featured is a cast of a full-sized Camptosaurus skeleton, one of the first dinosaurs found in the state.

R. I. P. - Rex in Pieces: Wyoming is a dinosaur graveyard and the state's dinosaur and other fossils can be found in museums worldwide. This gallery tells of fossil discovery competitions in the nineteenth century, and looks at some of the state's earliest prehistoric residents. Featured is a cast of a full-sized Camptosaurus skeleton, one of the first dinosaurs found in the state.

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