The Wyoming State Historical Society’s holiday gift list is not affected by the pandemic or supply chain issues, so buyers won’t be disappointed.
The Society, a nonprofit, member-driven educational organization, publishes the Wyoming History Calendar and has new publications to add to the list. “Wyoming History in Art” is a color book featuring works by the late artist David Paulley.
In the late 1980s, the Society commissioned Paulley to paint 30 paintings depicting various events in Wyoming history since 1851, when Father DeSmet was camping along the shores of DeSmet Lake.
Father DeSmet left his name on Independence Rock during his travels, administered a Catholic mass at the Green River Rendezvous in 1840, and baptized over three hundred Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Another great book, written by author and historian John Richard Waggener, is “Snow Chi Minh Trail: The 50th Anniversary of Interstate 80”. This updated edition features oral histories, images that have never been published before, and much more.
Then, of course, there’s the ever-popular 2022 version of the Wyoming History Calendar featuring images from the American Heritage Center collections and the Wyoming State Archives.
The images represent all regions of the state and feature 365 daily facts that cover significant historical events in the history of the state and some interesting and some of which may be surprising!
These publications can be found at museum gift shops and bookstores in Wyoming. If your bookseller doesn’t have it, ask them to contact the Company on your behalf and we’ll make sure they get it.
You can also order directly from the Company by calling 307-322-3014 or, better yet, emailing [email protected] Supplies are not limited or affected by the pandemic.
Popular gift items can be purchased statewide at:
Buffalo-Jim Gatchell Museum, Casper — Wind City Books and Natrona CHS, Cheyenne-Wyoming State Museum, Cody-Legends Bookstore, The Thistle, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and PCHS, Douglas-Whistle Stop or Converse CHS, Evanston-Unita County Museum, Fort Bridger — Fort Bridger Historical Association, Gillette-Rockpile Museum or Campbell CHS, Green River-Sweetwater Co. Museum, Hanna-Hanna Basin Historical Society, Jackson-Jackson Hole Museum, Lander — Pioneer Museum, Laramie – University Book Store and American Heritage Center, Lusk — Stagecoach Museum, Medicine Bow-Medicine Bow Museum, Newcastle — Anna Miller Museum and Weston County Gazette, Rawlins-Territorial Prison and Carbon County Museum, Sheridan-Best Out West and Sheridan Stationary, Sundance-Crook County Museum, Thermopolis – Hot Springs County Museum, Torrington – Goshen County ChS and Prairie Creek Books, Wheatland-Wandering Hermit Bookstore and Platte County Library.
Remember, a gift subscription has it all! Membership benefits include the Company’s award-winning quarterly journal, Annals of Wyoming, and monthly newsletter, Wyoming History News.