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September is Archaeology Awareness Month!



Join us for a day of family fun celebrating and learning about archaeology! Meet local archaeologists, ask questions, find answers, and get “hands-on” with these experts.

Free and open to the public.

Wyoming Territorial Prison
State Historic Site
975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 745-6161





Wyoming Archaeology Wear

The 2018 tee shirt features the plan map of a petroglyph site located in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin. This site contains a remarkable rock art record of the spiritual use of this area by both Shoshone and Crow people for more than 500 years. The shirts are heavyweight 100% cotton and are available in navy or jade for the short sleeve and navy for the long sleeve and women’s shirts. The cap color is weathered navy.

2018 Tee Shirt Order Form PDF Document



Native American Origins Lecture





WAAM Posters

Celebrated annually in September, Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM) consists of a series of statewide activities and programs devoted to discussing archaeological issues and to educating the public about the importance of preserving and protecting Wyoming’s archaeological heritage. The centerpiece of WAAM is the poster we produce every year. It is distributed statewide, nationally, and internationally to more than 5,000 people and organizations. Wyoming posters have been honored with numerous awards in the State Archaeology Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Society for American Archaeology’s Public Education Committee and Council of Affiliated Societies.

Click here to learn more about this year's featured site.

View our award winning posters.

Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month posters are available free of charge and may be picked up at:

In Cheyenne
State Historic Preservation Office Barrett Building, 3rd floor
2301 Central Ave.

In Laramie
Anthropology Building 12th and Lewis
Room 312.

Limit one poster per person. Posters produced between 2007 through 2018 are available.

If you would like a poster mailed to you, a $12.00 charge is necessary to cover mailing costs. Please add $2.00 for each additional poster requested. For example, if you wish to receive the 2017 and 2016 posters, the mailing charge is $14.00.

Send your request along with a check or money order payable to “Wyoming Archaeology Month” and your name and mailing address to:

ATTN: Judy Wolf
State Historic Preservation Office
Dept. 3431, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071




Register Now! Preservation Training Registration Open for 2018 Vanishing Treasures Workshops

It's finally here- the Vanishing Treasures Training Catalog for 2018! The program is offering 13, two- to five-day technical and cultural resource management preservation workshops across the Western US, located in our beautiful National Parks. The course catalog contains information on all 2018 workshops, tuition, and how to register. To sign up for the course, you must fill out the Vanishing Treasures Registration Form. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the program at vanishingtreasures@nps.gov.

Click here to download the course catalog pdf to find out more! (2.55 MB)


Click here to download Hell Gap Monument
Dedication Photos & Video

Click here to download Ames Monument Dedication Packet & to view Ames Monument Dedication Ceremony Photos



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
307-777-6311



Click here - to find out more about this program!


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