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

Lecture Series

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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.

Lecture Schedule

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Audio Recordings of Past Lectures

Gun Control Ordinances in the “Old West”

Lecture and Q&A (Open Audio File)

Presented on April 9, 2015, by Dr. Phil Roberts, University of Wyoming History Department

Paleoindians of the Central Rockies: The Usual, the Unusual, and the Rare

Lecture (Open Audio File)

Q&A Portion (Open Audio File)

Presented on March 12, 2015, by Marcel Kornfeld, University of Wyoming Paleoindian Research Lab

The First Americans reached the Central Rocky Mountains some 13 millennia ago or about the same time that they occupied the rest of the continent. Wyoming is well endowed with evidence of these early peoples from over 500 known localities throughout the state and with significant number of them excavated. This presentation provides a brief review of the evidence demonstrating Paleoindian occupations of the Central Rockies and interpretation of the mundane aspects of prehistoric lifeways. This is followed by a review of rare and unusual finds of this period. These rare finds flesh out the bare bones and provide evidence of a far richer life of the First Americans.