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A Virtual 4th of July Parade!

We at the American Heritage Center wish everyone a very happy Fourth of July! To get us in the spirit of celebrating, we present you with a parade–from 1928!  These photographs show some of the floats in Laramie’s July 4th … Continue reading

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The Rumble in the Stacks Continues with Victors!

Curious about who won the latest rounds–both the Western Round-Up and the Pop Culture Smackdown!  The public has spoken! Here are the winners of the Western round:   And . . . drum-roll please . . . here are the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Tackling Practice

Here’s a photo from our collections to wish the Cowboys luck against the Idaho Vandals this Saturday in Moscow, ID! Go Pokes!

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Pass it On! National Preservation Week Begins Sunday, April 22nd!

Join the community for this kick-off event at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center from 2-4pm on Sunday, April 22nd.  Get prepared to pass it on–your family history, heritage, and so much more!

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Radio Radio! Radio Actor Phillips H. Lord

Phillips Haynes Lord (1902-1975) was a radio star from the 1920s through the 1950s. He was only in his twenties when he achieved nationwide fame for his radio programs, the most famous among them being “Gangbusters” and several having to … Continue reading

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Author C.J. Box’s National Book Tour to Kick Off at the AHC!

Everyone is invited to attend the kickoff of C.J. BOX’s National Book Tour on March 20, 2012, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the American Heritage Center in the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Room. The event is free and open to the public. … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Bill Pickett

In honor of Black History Month, the AHC would like to share some of our collection material that highlights African-American life in the West and beyond. The Cowboy The original cowboy archetype in the US imagination was tall, rangy, and … Continue reading

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World War I on both sides of the Atlantic

Season 2 of the BBC hit miniseries “Downton Abbey” aired on local PBS channels on January 8th.  This season promises to be educational as well as absorbing with the 1916, World War I setting and its perspective from the British … Continue reading

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Hydro-power and the Pacific Northwest: The Louis E. Rydell Papers

Louis Ernest Rydell (b. 1899) was a civil engineer whose work included the planning of river basins for development of hydro-electric power, flood control, navigation, and irrigation, both in government work and with private firms. Much of his work has … Continue reading

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A brief science-fiction roll call…

As many media pundits wrap up their “best of 2011″ lists, studios are preparing to promote their latest science-fiction films.  Films like “Ghostbusters 3″ and ‘The Hunger Games” are set to be released in 2012 and anticipation is building.  What … Continue reading

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