Natural History Museum - Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs

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Western Wyoming Community College is a two year college located in Rock Springs, Wyoming. WWCC offers various one year certificates, numerous two year associate degrees, and some four year degrees in cooperation with the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. The college students are known as the Mustangs.
The campus itself is unique, owing to the harsh winters all of the main college is indoors, connected via hallways. Since the local area is home to many dinosaur fossil finds, there are reproductions of various dinosaur skeletons in public areas of the college.
Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the Fall of 1959. Through the efforts of a citizens’ committee, a campaign was begun, an election was held, and the College and the original district were created. In September, 1959, forty students enrolled for college credit courses with five full-time faculty teaching during the evening.
In 1960–61, the College moved to Reliance, 5mi from Rock Springs, to occupy the former Reliance High School and daytime classes began. In September, 1964, the original district was expanded to include all communities within Sweetwater County, a new Board of Trustees was elected, and the official name of the College became Western Wyoming Community College.
Consistent growth of the College led to the inauguration of a $1,822,000 building program on October 4, 1966. On November 11, 1967, ground-breaking ceremonies marked the beginning of construction on a new campus, and completion in June, 1969. Growth continued. In March, 1973, voters approved a $1,780,000 bond issue to provide additional instructional facilities. The new vocational-technical education building was ready for occupancy in Fall, 1974, and the college center building was completed. In 1976, three residence halls were constructed to provide on-campus housing, made possible by a loan from the State Farm Loan Board. The College was granted accreditation by the North Central Association in April 1976.
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  • Great museum with lots of good information. The displays provide an in depth history of the wildlife and land masses in the region. 
    Great museum with lots of good information. The displays provide an in depth history of the wildlife and land masses in the region.  more »
  • Was surprised to find this "museum" inside the school. Nevertheless, it is very interesting with full size skeletons, and beautiful slabs of fossils.....amazing. 
    Was surprised to find this "museum" inside the school. Nevertheless, it is very interesting with full size skeletons, and beautiful slabs of fossils.....amazing.  more »
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  • Went to the play Once Upon a Mattress. It funny and had the whole crowd laughing. The cast was awesome! Will go to another play here for sure.
  • Always enjoy going to the theater in the Collage. Enjoy taking the kids to see the dinosaur exhibit and the pendulum.

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