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Drag Queen Bingo, a Laramie tradition

The annual Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser will take place tomorrow April 30, 2016, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center. This year will be the event’s 10th anniversary, and the theme will be Pajama Party. If you attend make sure … Continue reading

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The Infamous Johnson County War – The papers of Fred G.S. Hesse

This month is the 124th anniversary of the culminating conflict of the Johnson County War. On the morning of April 9, 1892, small-time rancher Nate Champion and itinerant cowboy Nick Ray were beset by an army of cattlemen and Texas … Continue reading

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C.J. Box returns to the AHC next week!

Join us on Tuesday, March 8 when best-selling author, C.J. Box, will be at the AHC! Copies of his newest book, Off The Grid, will be available for purchase. See you there!

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Remembering Lowell O’Bryan: First Year Seminar Class Hopes to Revive Significant Piece of History on Campus

The start of school in fall 1922 was no ordinary University of Wyoming experience. A new “prexy” had been hired and was to arrive in October. The board of trustees had announced that Dr. Arthur G. Crane, then serving as … Continue reading

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AHC Welcomes New Director, Bridget Burke

Bridget Burke has been named director of the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center. She begins the position July 1. “She has a passion for fostering collaborative scholarship, and she will continue to promote the accessibility of the AHC’s internationally … Continue reading

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A Very Short History of Drag Queens in Laramie, Wyoming – Part One

On February 13th the United Multicultural Council of the University of Wyoming will be hosting its first Drag Show. However, the history of drag performance in Laramie can be traced to the Cowboy Saloon on October 22, 2005. On that … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Mark Twain

One of the greatest American writers was born today, November 30th, in 1835.  The American Heritage Center’s Toppan Rare Book Library not only contains one of the Great American Novels written by Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but other … Continue reading

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