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Centennial Farm & Ranch Awards Ceremony

The twelfth annual Wyoming Centennial Farm & Ranch Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at 11:30am at the Douglas Intermediate School in Douglas, Wyoming. The event will honor 26 families that have been farming and ranching in Wyoming for more than a century. Wyoming's ranch and farm lands are disappearing at an alarming rate. Farmers and ranchers have withstood development pressure, drought and mining threats and yet they have managed to preserve these important pieces of Wyoming's rural heritage. Agriculture produces more than food; it also maintains open spaces, contributes to the state's economy, and supports family businesses. These ranches and farms are not just history but remain vital today and highlight the importance of agriculture to Wyoming.

Centennial Farm & Ranch Ice Cream Social Reception

The Wyoming Pioneer Association invites all current and past Centennial Farm and Ranch Award recipients to an ice cream social reception honoring their contribution to Wyoming’s Agriculture Heritage. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19th at the Ruthe James Williams Conference Center, next to the Pioneer Museum on the State Fairgrounds. Centennial Farm and Ranch yearbooks will be available for sale.

Please call 307-777-3418 for more information.

September is Archaeology Awareness Month!

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Click here for information on the 2017 poster and Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month.

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. This event—to be held at the Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie on September 9, 2017 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:

  • Michael “Badhand” Terry
  • Plains Indian Historian/Lecturer/Author
  • the Wind River Dancers who will perform a variety of American Indian dance styles
  • Willie LeClair, Native American storyteller
  • 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.

Download the flyer PDF Document

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

Click here - to find out more about this program!

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