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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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Wyo. State Museum Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Exhibit

The Wyoming State Museum will celebrate Smokey's 75th birthday with an exhibit showcasing historic posters. The exhibit will run July 15-27.

Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention. Smokey first appeared on a 1944 poster by Albert Stahle; the bear has been a mainstay of fire prevention poster art ever since.

Explore the history of Smokey Bear through a limited time exhibit of posters.

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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