Cowboy Hall of Fame Exhibit opens at Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
CASPER — The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) opens a new exhibit recognizing inductees and their connections with the ranching, agriculture and military history of Wyoming. The exhibit is now in place at the Wyoming Veteran’s Memorial Museum in Casper.
The WCHF is dedicated to the traditions, legends, development and history of Wyoming Cowboys. The exhibit highlights the mission of the WCHF to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Wyoming’s working cowboy legacy and heritage.
“Among the inductees into the WCHF are many veterans from all service branches,” said WCHF executive director Candy Moulton. “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.”
The exhibit highlights some of these veterans, demonstrates the image of a cowboy as a symbol of Wyoming, and shows the diversity of Wyoming’s cowboys. Officially open this week in advance of Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl Legacy Week, the exhibit is the first of its kind for the WCHF. It will be in place for the next two months.
“We are pleased to partner with the Wyoming Veteran’s Memorial Museum on this exhibit and invite everyone to visit the museum to learn about the right heritage of our Wyoming cowboys, and all veterans in the state,” Moulton said.
The 10th annual Induction Ceremony for WCHF was held in Casper on Sept. 15 and 16. That event kicked 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. It is located at 3740 Jourgensen Ave. in Casper, adjacent to Natrona County International Airport.