Through its awards program the Wyoming Historical Society seeks to encourage and recognize efforts to preserve Wyoming history. Candidates for awards have written, published, and copyrighted works pertaining to the history of Wyoming or have made significant contributions in historical compilations for which adequate publisher markets do not exist.

The awards program also recognizes significant contributions in numerous other areas of historical activity.

Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society each September. Nomination forms must be received no later than April 30, 2024, except for the Youth Awards, which are due on or before June 1.

Download the 2023 Awards Manual for more information about the numerous categories.

Send all award nominations, with supporting materials, to:

Jane Gebhart, General Awards Chair     
805 Rodeo     
Gillette, WY 82718 

Nomination forms and complete details of the awards may also be obtained through the Awards Chairman of each local chapter, or you may contact WHS Executive Secretary Linda Fabian at the WHS Office in Wheatland at or 307.322.3014 for more information. 

You do not have to be a member of the Wyoming Historical Society in order to be nominated for an award. However, nominations are only accepted from a chapter of the Wyoming Historical Society, or by a member of the Wyoming Historical Society. 

Past Award Winners