The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center is joining in Laramie’s 150th anniversary festivities with a summer exhibit series that highlights collections illustrating Laramie life and history throughout the last 150 years.

The exhibits have been curated by UW graduate and AHC Reference Department assistant Katey Parris, UW says.

The exhibits will feature a variety of topics such as UW, the Wyoming Territorial Prison and railroads and will change weekly.

The series will run this week through Sept 17. The first topic is the Union Pacific Railroad and will run through May 14. Exhibits will be located in the AHC’s Reading Room, on the fourth floor of the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The exhibits topics schedule is as such:

  • April 30-May 14 -- Union Pacific Railroad
  • May 14-29 -- Laramie architecture.
  • May 29-June 11 -- Wyoming Territorial Prison.
  • June 11-25 -- Focus on a Laramie person and business.
  • June 25-July 9 -- Greenhill Cemetery and influential families.
  • July 9-23 -- Jubilee Days.
  • July 23-Aug. 6 -- Fort Sanders/military.
  • 7-20 -- Ranch history.
  • 20-Sept. 4 -- Highways.
  • 4-17 -- Centennial Complex 25th anniversary

The event is free and open to the public.


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