The Wyoming Historical Society recently announced recipients of the 2006 Lola Homsher research grants. The committee selected six applicants who will receive a total of $5,300 for their research projects.

  • 1. The Dubois Museum has been awarded $1100 to research the early communities of the Upper Wind River Valley. Norma Williamson is leading this project.
  • 2. Tamsen Hert of Laramie has been awarded $950 to study the hotels and camps in Yellowstone.
  • 3. Judy Slack of Big Horn has been awarded $900 to study the histories of the early families in the Big Horn area.
  • 4. Carl Hallberg of Cheyenne, has received $800 to research the history of the Socialist Party in Wyoming.
  • 5. John Mahoney of Cheyenne has been awarded $800 to study certain aspects of landscape architecture in Wyoming including the design work done by noted architect S.R. DeBoer.
  • 6. Hudson Kensel of Edmonds, Washington, has been granted $750 to research the history of the Valley Ranch near Cody. Kensel is specifically focused on the period of the ranch when it was owned by Irving H. Larry Larom.

The Lola Homsher Grant is made possible from the endowment that prominent Wyoming historian Lola Homsher created for the purpose of promoting the research of Wyoming history. The application process for the 2007 grant will begin in December. To learn more about the Lola Homsher Research Grant Program, or other aspects of the Wyoming Historical Society, visit the website at

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