CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, located near the Natrona County International Airport, has announced a new exhibit celebrating cowboy history in Wyoming.
According to a release, the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame exhibit aims to “preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Wyoming’s working cowboy legacy and heritage” by exhibiting the traditions, legends, developments and history of the cowboy.
“Among the inductees into the WCHF are many veterans from all service branches,” said WCHF Executive Director Candy Moulton in the release. “They include men who came to Wyoming with Albert Sidney Johnston’s army during the 1857 Mormon War or Rebellion. Others served during World War I, World War II, and in Vietnam War.”
According to the release, the exhibit shows the image of the cowboy as a Wyoming symbol and opens this week in advance of Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl Legacy Week. It is the first of its kind, they said, and will be in place for two months.
“The 10th annual Induction Ceremony for WCHF will be held in Casper on Sept. 15 and 16,” said the release. “That event kicks off Wyoming’s Cowboy and Cowgirl Legacy Week, which was declared by the Wyoming State Legislature in 2019 and is held the third week of September each year.”
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is located at 3740 Jourgensen Ave. in Casper, adjacent to Natrona County International Airport.