Voting is now open for Wyoming’s Top Ten Most Significant Artifacts. It’s down to 25 finalists that run the gamut from oil paintings to a POW’s keepsake box to a flattened brass bugle from the Fetterman Fight battlefield. Wyoming Newspapers, with its more than 800,000 pages of historical newspapers archived online, is among them.
Voting ends July 15, so vote online now.
The Most Significant Artifacts campaign was created last year in celebration of the state’s 125th anniversary by the Wyoming State Historical Society in partnership with University of Wyoming Libraries. This project highlights the importance of our historic and cultural heritage and the role that artifacts play in telling the story of Wyoming. It also engages the general public in building awareness of collections held in trust by Wyoming’s cultural heritage organizations. Representatives of Wyoming’s public archives, historical societies, libraries and museums nominated one item from their collection that they believed was significant to Wyoming’s history. A panel of independent judges determined the 25 finalists.
Winners will be announced in September at the society’s annual meeting. Vote online at goo.gl/SrJ2hU before the July 15 deadline. Questions? Contact WYSHS headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 322-3014 for details.