Historical Society Calls for Nominations for 2016 Top Ten Wyoming Artifacts



Wyoming’s cultural institutions are invited to nominate what they consider to be their most significant artifact to the Wyoming State Historical Society’s “2016 Top Ten Artifacts,” project.

Last year's winning artifact: The original Wyoming state flag, housed at Natrona County Public Library.
Last year’s winning artifact: The original Wyoming state flag, housed at Natrona County Public Library.

According to WSHS president, Tamsen Hert, the success of this program kicked off last year in conjunction with the state’s 125th anniversary, and was so overwhelmingly popular that the Society decided to make it an annual event. Last year nominations were received from 41 public cultural institutions throughout Wyoming. Judges selected the top 25, and then the public voted on the Top Ten, which were announced last November. (See last year’s winners here.)

Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Guidelines and nomination forms may be found at
www-lib.uwyo.edu/wyoming/top_ten_historical_artifacts/top_ten_artifacts.cfm

Any public cultural institution that holds artifacts can participate. Once the nominations have closed a panel of judges will pare them down to 25. From these 25 the public, including school students, will have the opportunity vote for their favorite ten. The 2016 Top Ten will be announced at the Society’s annual meeting scheduled for this fall in Buffalo.

Nominate your most significant artifact now! For more information contact Venice Beske at vbeske@gmail.com.

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