Category Archives: Athletics

Once A Cowboy, Always A Cowboy: The History of Homecoming at the University of Wyoming

Today, homecoming celebrations are often associated with fall and football, but it may not always have been true.  The tradition of homecoming is generally a celebration of welcoming former students and members of high schools, colleges, or churches within the … Continue reading

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Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … Continue reading

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A Whole New Ball Game: The UW Intercollegiate Athletics Collection

Have you ever wanted to relive a special moment in Cowboy or Cowgirl sports history? Such as the 1988 football game of UW vs. Air Force, when UW came back and won? Or perhaps the 2007 NIT championship game of … Continue reading

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“Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) — Looking at the Olympics

As we count down to Friday’s opening ceremony  for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London, we want to highlight a few Olympic Games memorabilia items from the collections of the American Heritage Center. The papers of Eugene … Continue reading

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