It’s Time to Celebrate Laramie’s 150th Anniversary!

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Laramie, the American Heritage Center is hosting a summer exhibit series spotlighting collections that depict Laramie life and history throughout the last 150 years.

The themed exhibits will change weekly, highlighting various parts of Laramie’s history and some of the city’s most prominent people.

The summer exhibit series begins April 30 and runs through September 17.

The series will highlight a variety of topics, including the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Territorial Prison, railroads, and more.


Aerial view showing the Wyoming Territorial Prison (center) and surrounding area, undated photo. Ludwig-Svenson Collection, UW American Heritage Center.

New material will be on display beginning every Monday throughout the summer.

Exhibits can be found in the AHC’s Reading Room (4th floor of the Centennial Complex), which is located on the northeast side of the UW campus (2111 Willet). Reading Room hours are Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Visit next week to see materials about railroads in Laramie!


Construction of the Union Pacific’s Laramie Railroad Depot in 1924 to replace the depot that was destroyed by fire in 1917. Ludwig-Svenson Collection, UW American Heritage Center.

The AHC thanks Reference Department assistant Katey Parris for her work in creating this series.

For more details about Laramie’s 150th anniversary celebration, see The date of Laramie’s 150th anniversary is May 4, but celebrations are planned all summer and into the fall.

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