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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.

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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What’s New

Executive Director Announcement

The Wyoming Historical Society is seeking an Executive Director to work directly with the Executive Committee, the Wyoming Historical Foundation, members and chapters across Wyoming and beyond. 
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2023 Wyoming History 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

2023 Annual Trek Registration

The 69th Annual Trek  will be held June 15-17 and hosted by the Star Valley Historical Society. Join us for the Society's 69th Annual Trek in Star Valley located on the western side of the state between the Salt River Range and the Webster Range in Idaho. Star Valley was settled in the late 1870s by Mormon pioneers. The fun-filled weekend will find us exploring the area's most intriguing historic sites. Registration is due May 15th Please print the form, fill it out and return it to the address listed. Make reservations at the Marriott/Fairfield Inn, Afton. 307-885-4040, mention Star Valley Historical Society. Kodiak Mt. Resort, Afton, 307-885-4040, mention Star Valley Historical Society. Cabin Creek Inn, Thayne. Call 307-883-3262, mention Star Valley Historical Society. For more options contact the Star Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
Registration Form

2022 Wyoming Historical Society Awards

The Wyoming Historical Society recently held its 69th annual meeting in Wheatland, hosted by the Platte County Historical Society. One of the highlights of the meeting is recognizing 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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What Can You Do?

History in Art

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History Day

The 2022 winners have been announced.
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Upcoming Events around Wyoming

Hole In The Wall Tour

7:30 a.m.

Meeting at multiple locations. Call 307-388-4145 for details

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, The Story of the Arapaho: Oral Traditions and Preservation

1:00 p.m.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, Wyo.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Pioneer Trail Trek: Black Hills Route near Douglas, Wyo.

8:00 a.m.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center parking lot, Casper, Wyo.

Alliance for Historic Wyoming Historic Preservation Month: Wyoming Frontier Prison daily tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Wyoming Frontier Prison, 500 West Walnut, Rawlins, Wyo.

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