Welcome to the living history of Wyoming

69th Annual Meeting, Sept. 9-11, 2022

Save the date and plan on attending the Society’s 69th Annual Meeting hosted by the Platte County Historical Society the weekend of September 9, 2022.  Watch the August issue of Wyoming History News for more details and registration information.  In addition to the required meetings where the business of the Society will be discussed, there will be time for plenty of exploration, including a trip to the historic town of Sunrise, Wyoming!   We'll have tractor tours, a living history cemetery tour where you'll learn more about our "County of Characters" and, of course, we will announce the recipients of the Society's prestigious awards program. For questions contact Society headquarters at linda@wyshs.org.

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Welcome to the living history of Wyoming

Welcome to the living history of Wyoming

First Automobiles in Yellowstone, 1915. Photo featured in our 2017 calender. Courtesy of the American Heritage Center.

The Wyoming State 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.

Mission (adopted 4/11/14)

The Wyoming State HIstorical Society, a non-profit membership driven organizaton, encourages the study of Wyoming history.  We believe to study the past is to understand the present and prepare for the future.

Vision (adopted 4/11/14)

Our vision is to insure that Wyoming's past remains accessible to present and future generations.

The Wyoming State Historical Society website opened in November 2000 and has been an information resource for Wyoming history ever since. The site is experiencing over 15,000 visitors per month. The Society proudly offers this Web site to better serve and inform its members and to provide an avenue for education in Wyoming history.

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