Check Out the American Heritage Center’s Virtual Exhibits!

2020 was a banner year for new American Heritage Center virtual exhibits. Take a look this selection of what we’ve been working on this past year.

“Stampede” by Jerry Palen

During the course of its 43 year run, “Stampede” became the largest weekly syndicated cartoon feature in the agriculture sector of both the United States and Canada, reaching a weekly audience of more than 2 million readers. You can explore a selection of some of Jerry Palen’s best comics.

“Which One is Dotty?” Jerry Palen papers, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Souvenirs of War

This exhibit offers a variety of images taken by professional and snapshot photographers during the Vietnam War provide an interesting visual portrait of America’s involvement in Vietnam. This exhibit includes images from renowned war correspondent Richard Tregaskis as well as from the personal collection of war veteran Craig Tiernan.

Soldiers on Ground Patrol, 1962-1963. Photograph by Richard Tregaskis. American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Richard Tregaskis papers.

More Pronghorn Than People

The story of the pronghorn in Wyoming is a story of abundance. This exhibit shows some of the many ways that people and the pronghorn have interacted and highlights the important role the pronghorn maintains in this state as well as around the world.

Boy feeding pronghorn, ca. 1930s. Charles J. Belden photographs, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming: A Brief History of Campus

The University of Wyoming was opened in Laramie, WY in 1886. A university built on a land grant, it has come a long way from its debut to present day. While many of the original buildings still stand, the infrastructure of the University continues to grow. 

Old Main, 1905. Samuel H. Knight papers, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

And that’s not all. There are other exhibits available for your viewing pleasure. Check back again as more are being created!

Post submitted by the AHC’s Simpson Archivist Leslie Waggener.

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1 Response to Check Out the American Heritage Center’s Virtual Exhibits!

  1. Kim Viner says:

    There is more to the story on antelope. Wanton slaughter and waste of killed big game finally led the Wyoming Territory legislature to take some actions to preserve Wyoming’s antelope. You can read about it here: https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/slaughter-law-wyoming-protects-big-game%E2%80%94slowly

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