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 ensure 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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Registration is OPEN for our 70th Annual Trek from June 20-23, 2024 in Hot Springs County, WY!

2023 WYHS Annual Awards Winners Each year, the Wyoming Historical Society hosts an awards program which recognizes the work individuals and organizations have completed which promotes Wyoming History. 

2023 Homsher Grant Recipients Each year, the Homsher Grant committee awards grants to historians who are researching the people, places and events in Wyoming History. 


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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

Local Community Debate: Should the government provide shelter/housing?

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. Cheyenne, Wyoming

Healing Service to Commemorate Senator Lester Hunt

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1908 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming

20 - 23
Wyoming Historical Society's 70th Annual Trek

various times on different days; see More Information field for details

various locations on different days

Democracy Under Construction: The Game

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Classroom, Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Wyoming oral history database

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

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