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Wyoming State Museum
Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wy 82002
(307) 777-7022
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Museum News

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Cheyenne Resident Presents State Museum with Books Based on Trade Token Research

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Founding of Cheyenne Subject of Wyoming State Museum Lecture
The founding of Cheyenne is the focus of the next Wyoming State Museum lecture series offering October 12, at 7 p.m. “Settling the Sterile and Desolate Plains: The Founding of Cheyenne and Then Some” is the title of the presentation by historian Rick Ewig.

Monday, October 02, 2017
State Museum Store Has New I-80 Book Available
Attention book lovers and history buffs! The long anticipated book by John Richard Waggener “Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 Between Laramie and Walcott Junction” is now available at the Wyoming State Museum Store.

Monday, October 02, 2017
Wyoming State Museum Hosts Fall Color Family Fun Day
Wyoming’s fall colors will be the inspiration for the next Wyoming State Museum Family Days program, to be held on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, September 25, 2017
State Museum Accepting Entries for Capitol Art Exhibition
2018 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition Call for Entries


Our Mission

The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.


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Thursday Night Lecture Series

All presentations are held the second Thursday of each month, September – May, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wyoming State Museum, located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at (307) 777-7021.

Call For Proposals

The Wyoming State Museum is currently seeking presenters for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Thursday Night Lecture Series. If you are interested in presenting, or know someone who should, click here for the general guidelines as well as the proposal form. For more information, please contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at (307) 777-7021.

Next Museum Lecture

The seafloor- exotic lifeforms & wild geology: the last frontier for exploration on planet Earth

Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001, United States

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Next Museum Event

Night at the Museum

Get your Halloween spirit on and come to the Wyoming State Museum to meet some of the characters from Wyoming’s past and present. Join us on Tuesday, October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m for the Wyoming State Museum’s 10th annual Halloween celebration, A Night at the Museum.

Participants will explore the Museum and meet characters who have played important roles in Wyoming’s history. This safe and educational event is for children of all ages, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Over the last nine years, A Night at the Museum has become a very popular event within the community," said Nathan Doerr, the Museum's Curator of Education. "Not only does the event provide a safe and warm venue for trick-or-treating, it’s also a fun way for children, and their families, to learn about Wyoming’s past and present."

The Wyoming State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission is

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Click here for the complete events schedule.

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