The recipients of the 2005 Wyoming Historical Society Lola Homsher Award have been announced. Sixteen applicants submitted requests totaling $18,939. Only $3500 in funding is available each year. This year seven applicants received funding to be used for Wyoming-related historical research. Those individuals were:

  • 1. Patsy Parkin of Wheatland, who received $1000 to aid in the publishing of a 4th Grade Wyoming history textbook
  • 2. Larry Friedman of Green River received $750 to be used toward the photographing of features along some of Wyoming’s pioneer trails
  • 3. Cat Urbigkit of Pinedale received $500 to be used for a book about the history of the wolf in Wyoming
  • 4. Barbara Costopoulos of Guernsey received $500 to help capture the history of residents who lived in the mining town of Sunrise
  • 5. Mary Lee Harris of Jay Em has been awarded $400 to research the history of entertainment at Ft. Laramie
  • 6. Mary Kelley of Gillette received $200 to assist in the publishing of a document about the history of Campbell County street names
  • 7. Rita Burleson of Laramie was awarded $150 to assist in her research of Sherman Coolidge, an Arapaho Indian and Episcopal Clergyman.

Wyoming Historical Society
Lola Homsher Grant Program
PMB #184, 1740H Dell Range Blvd.
Cheyenne WY 82009-4946