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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
State Museum Object of the Month is Hickok's Cane
The Wyoming State Museum October Object of the Month is a beautiful bamboo walking cane said to have belonged to legendary “Wild Bill” Hickok.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
State Museum Family Day focuses on fire protection, Wilderness Act
Families are invited to join the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming State Forestry Division on October 4, for a double celebration of National Fire Prevention Month, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
State Museum seeks Night at the Museum volunteers
Do you love Wyoming history? Do you enjoy acting? If so, then join the Wyoming State Museum in bringing history to life during its 7th annual Night at the Museum event on Friday, October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
State Museum "Object of the Month" features poker artifacts
The September “Object of the Month” at the Wyoming State Museum is a set of gambling accessories from the early 1900s.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition call for entries
The call for entries for THE 14TH Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition is now available via the Wyoming Arts Council’s CaFE website, The deadline for entry is September 7.

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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The FREE tour starts at the entrance to the galleries and covers the entire museum. As you go, you'll earn points and learn fun facts about each stop you make. You'll receive your final score at the end of the game and a keepsake with all of the photos you captured along the way.

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An Evening with the Wyoming State Museum

Call For Proposals
The Wyoming State Museum is currently seeking presenters for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 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.

Fall 2014 Evening 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.

Next Museum Lecture

Hauntings and History of Cheyenne

Wyoming State Museum – Multi-Purpose Room

Join presenter Jill Pope, Director of Operations VC/Trolley, Visit Cheyenne, as she spins tales about the spirits that linger in this hell on wheels town we know as Cheyenne. She will share accounts of paranormal experiences that locals have been shared with her, along with some history of the haunted locations. Jill is the author of “Haunted Cheyenne” and “Haunted Warren Air Force Base,” books that are part of the History Press Haunted America series. Jill manages the Cheyenne Street Railway trolleys and has collected Cheyenne ghost stories for the past dozen years to be relayed in the annual trolley ghost tours. Her books will be available for purchase after the lecture, and she will be happy to sign them. For more information, please call (307)777-7021.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Next Museum Event

Family Days: Wild About Wyoming Wilderness

Join us to celebrate National Fire Prevention Month as well as the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Learn about Wyoming's wilderness areas and how to help protect them, the difference between forest fires and wildfires, and lots of other fascinating fire facts. Family Days is a FREE program that provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming’s natural and cultural resources. For more information, please call (307)777-7021.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, October 04, 2014

Click here for the complete events schedule.

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