Category Archives: Current events

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

Posted in Athletics, community collections, Current events, Student Life, University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming history, Wyoming, Wyoming history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wyoming Legislator Liz Byrd’s Quest to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21 is Wyoming Equality Day. Perhaps you wondered this morning as you sipped your coffee about how Wyoming Equality Day originated? Cheyenne native and Wyoming state legislator Harriett Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the guiding individual behind it, although a … Continue reading

Posted in African American history, Current events, found in the archive, Martin Luther King Jr., Uncategorized, women's history, Wyoming history | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Giving Day: November 27, 2018

November 27 is Giving Day at the University of Wyoming. It’s a 24-hour spree of giving. HELP US MAKE AN IMPACT! We need YOU to show your support and spread the word about the University of Wyoming by giving, posting, … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, Current events, events, Uncategorized, University of Wyoming | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lora Webb Nichols’ Thanksgiving in Encampment, Wyoming

It’s hard to find someone who enjoyed a camera more than Lora Webb Nichols. Lora, born in 1883, lived with her family on a ranch about a mile from Encampment, Wyoming. By the late 1890s, the area was experiencing a … Continue reading

Posted in Current events, found in the archive, Holidays, Local history, mining history, Photographic collections, Uncategorized, women's history, Wyoming history | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stan Lee’s Legacy Lives on at the American Heritage Center

Stan Lee’s legacy lives on at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC). Stan Lee – comics industry pioneer, collection donor, and AHC benefactor – died November 12, 2018, at age 95, in his home city of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, Artists, Authors and literature, cartoons, Comic book history, commercial art, Current events, exhibits, found in the archive, motion picture history, popular culture, Stan Lee, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Farewell Superhero Stan Lee

One of the American Heritage Center’s benefactors, and all around favorite person, was Stan Lee. He passed away November 12, 2018 at age 95. This amazing man not only gave the AHC valuable research materials spanning his career, he managed … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, Artists, cartoons, Collection donor, Comic book history, commercial art, Current events, popular culture, Stan Lee, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Attack of the Killer…Shrews?

With it being the Halloween season, it seems appropriate to take note of a gruesome creature of movie land that may have haunted our dreams, or is kitschy enough to have  made us roll our eyes in disbelief. You’ve heard … Continue reading

Posted in Current events, events, Fantasy, Holidays, Horror, Motion picture actors and actresses, motion picture history, popular culture, science fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating 200th anniversary of Frankenstein

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In the novel, Shelley (1797-1851) tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who builds a sapient creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, Authors and literature, Current events, events, exhibits, found in the archive, Frankenstein, Horror, Motion picture actors and actresses, motion picture history, Photographic collections, science fiction, television history, Uncategorized, University of Wyoming | Tagged , | Leave a comment

AHC Exhibit for Homecoming Week, October 13-20

While you are out and about planning your attendance at all of the fantastic events around campus and Laramie, please don’t forget to stop by the UW American Heritage Center and check out our Homecoming exhibit on the main floor … Continue reading

Posted in Centennial Complex, Current events, events, exhibits, found in the archive, Homecoming, Local history, Uncategorized, University of Wyoming history, Wyoming history | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2018 marks the 20th remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder

To honor Matthew Shepard’s memory and continue efforts to strengthen compassion and inclusivity in our community for LGBTQ+ and all social identities, the American Heritage Center curated an exhibit that is on display until October 31 at the Buchanan Performing … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, Centennial Complex, Current events, events, exhibits, found in the archive, LGBTQIA+, Matthew Shepard, Transgender people, Uncategorized, Under-documented communities, University of Wyoming history, Violence - history, Wyoming history | Tagged , , | Leave a comment