Welcome to the living history of Wyoming

The Wyoming Historical Society began in 1953, and is made up of members across Wyoming, as well as from outside the borders of Wyoming and the United States. The Society is open to any individual interested in history of Wyoming and the West. Wyoming State Historical Society is a non-profit, membership driven organization that encourages the study of Wyoming History. We believe to study the past is to understand the present and prepare for the future. Our vision is to insure that Wyoming’s past remains accessible to present and future generations.

Featured in the 2023 Wyoming Historical Calendar.
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Featured in the 2023 Wyoming Historical Calendar. 
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Featured in the 2023 Wyoming Historical Calendar. 
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Featured in the 2023 Wyoming Historical Calendar. 
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Now Hiring: Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Wyoming Historical Society

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to executivedirector@wyshs.org.
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2023 Wyoming Historical Society Awards

The Wyoming Historical Society recently held its 70th annual meeting in Cody, hosted by the Park County Historical Society. One of the highlights of the meeting is to recognize individuals and organizations who have developed a program, a book or a project that demonstrates significant contributions in preserving the state’s history. 
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2023 Annual Meeting

The 70th Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Historical Society will be held September 8-10, 2023, hosted by the Park County Historical Society in Cody. For details email linda@wyshs.org.
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2023 Wyoming History Day Winners

The University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center in partnership with the Wyoming Historical Society announced the 2023 Wyoming History Day winners. Students in Wyoming History Day participated in year-long research projects based on the National History Day theme — Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. 
2023 Winners
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2023 Lola Homsher Grant Recipients

Recipients of 2023 Lola Homsher Grants have been announced by the Wyoming Historical Society’s Homsher Committee. The committee recognizes amateur and professional historians through these grants that support the Society’s mission to make Wyoming’s past accessible to present and future generations. The 2024 grant deadline is February 28, 2024. 
Program and Application Information 
2023 Grant Recipients

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History in Art

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History Day

The 2023 winners have been announced.
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Upcoming Events around Wyoming

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"White Robe"

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

American Heritage Center Laramie, WY

Natrona County Historical Society meeting

6:30 p.m.

Crawford Room, Natrona County Library, 307 E. 2nd St., Casper, Wyoming

Firearms in Pop Culture with Craig Johnson and Paul Brock

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming

Leap Year and the People Behind the Math with Angela Reddick

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, 2200 Big Horn Avenue, Worland, Wyoming

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Wyoming oral history database

Share and experience Wyoming memories with our online oral history database.

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