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American Heritage Center, Laramie

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The American Heritage Center is the University of Wyoming's repository of manuscripts, rare books, and the university archives. Its collections focus on Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West (including politics, settlement, and western trails) and a select handful of national topics: environment and conservation, the mining and petroleum industries, air and rail transportation, popular entertainment (particularly radio, television, film, and popular music), journalism, US military history, and book history.

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  • 5 stars for effort, friendliness, quirkiness. Small art museum, maybe 20-30 minutes of viewing; but check the rotating exhibitions because you might get lucky with Western artists/photographers who...  more »
  • The Heritage Center has archival material for a wide range of sources. The Wyoming Stockgrower's Room has interesting memorabilia from Wyoming;'s ranching past.  more »
  • I called and emailed them to ask for information about an obscure fact about an old film. They found exactly what I needed and emailed it to me, way more quickly than anticipated. To be frank, they didn't even have to do it at all. I am in NYC and can't get to Wyoming at the moment, so I appreciated that they dug through files for me. Also they were super nice. I was just so happy when I get the email from them with the info I needed. THANKS SO MUCH to them. Hope to get to meet them in person one day.
  • Use to work here an I loved every minute of it. People are very helpful and friendly. If you go i recommend looking at Stan Lee collection!

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