Wyoming's Most Significant Artifact 2016

Wyoming's Favorite Artifacts, 2016

In 2016 we continued the tradition of identyfing Wyoming's most significant, and favorite artifacts.  Cultural heritage institutions, museums, libraries, archives and historical societies submitted their choices, which were narrowed down to twenty-five by a panel of judges.  Public voting closed on July 15th.  Winners were announced at the Society's annual meeting in Buffalo, September 9! 

1st           Metzger’s Bugle, Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

2nd          Mountain Shoshone/Sheep Eater, Steatite Bowl, Dubois Museum

3rd           Two Leggings Painted Buffalo Hide War Shirt, Brinton Museum

4th           Hand-carved Granite Stone, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

5th           Jim Bridger’s Powder Horn, Fort Bridger State Historic Site

6th           Bison Antiquus Cow, University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository

7th           Wyoming Statehood Flag, American Heritage Center

8th           Charles Washakie Hide Painting, Wyoming State Museum

9th           Ben’s Big Turtle, Tate Geological Museum

10th         Prisoner of War Keepsake Box, Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association

Click here to review the 2016 submissions.