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September is Archaeology Awareness Month!

Click here for information on the 2016 poster and Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month.

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Archaeology Fair
Archaeology Fair
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Join us for a day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology!

Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is hosting an Archaeology Fair to coincide with Wyoming Archaeology Month

Where & When:

This event — to be held at the Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie on September 10, 2016 from 10AM to 3 PM—will showcase Wyoming’s rich cultural heritage from prehistory to the present day.

The fair will provide a fun hands-on learning experience for all ages.

Planned events include:

  • Flint knapping
  • Atlatl throwing
  • Pottery making demonstrations
  • Hide painting
  • Cordage making
  • Soapstone carving and more!

The fair will feature:

  • The Wind River Dancers who will perform a variety of American Indian dance styles
  • Performance by Buffalo Bill Boycott, songster-fiddler-historian-winner of the Western Music Association Yodeler Award
  • David Osmundsen demonstrating traditional 19th century blacksmithing
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet local archaeologists, ask questions, find answers, and get “hands-on” with these experts. This event is free and open to the public.

Historic Preservation in the Cowboy State, Wyoming’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan 2016-2026

The final plan is now available! (34.4 MB)pdf document

In 2014, we began making preparations to revise the 2007-2015 Historic Preservation Plan. The plan was developed with input from our preservation partners, stakeholders, and the public. We appreciate all of you who participated in the planning process by responding to our plan revision survey, attending one of our public meetings, or providing review comments on the draft plan. The final plan was approved by the National Park Service’s historic preservation planning program in January 2016. Wyoming’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan guides the actions and sets the priorities for historic preservation activity in Wyoming through 2026.

Wyoming Archaeology Wear

The 2016 Wyoming Archaeology Wear styles are here!

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2016 Tee Shirt Order Form PDF Document

Centennial Farm and Ranch

"Owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years"

The Wyoming Centennial Farm and Ranch program will annually honor families that have owned and operated the same farm or ranch for 100 years or more. The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office re-established the program in 2006.

Mary Hopkins
State Historic Preservation Officer

Click here - to find out more about this program!

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