The first Wyoming Historical Calendar was published in 1981. Phil Roberts and Paula West-Chavoya of the Wyoming State Archives, Museums, and Historical Department (AMH) came up with the idea in 1980. At that time photographs from the collections of the Wyoming State Museum were featured in the calendar and daily Wyoming history facts were included for every day of the year.

During the late 1980s the Wyoming Historical Society began to sponsor the calendar with AMH. The Society paid for the calendar while the department's staff produced it. During the mid-1990s the department (then the Wyoming Department of Commerce) decided not to produce the calendars any longer. The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming then agreed to sponsor the calendar with the Society. This agreement has been in effect since the 1996 calendar.

Now, each year the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, in cooperation with the Wyoming Historical Society, publishes a calendar depicting scenes from Wyoming's history. Calendars display photos that support a theme of each year's publication. The covers are handsomely designed in color, and the monthly photos are in black and white. Daily entries, some amazing and others mundane, signify an historic event in a part of Wyoming.

Wyoming Historical Calendars may be purchased from WHS Chapters, County Museums, Wyoming bookstores, and from the American Heritage Center in Laramie, Wyoming.

(Prices may vary depending on where purchased.)

If you are not able to find the calendar locally please contact Society headquarters at the address below, or call 307-322-3014, or e-mail

Linda Fabian
P.O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY