A generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation assisted the American Heritage Center (AHC) in creating this project.

Lesson plans were created by Keith Reynolds, Archives Specialist, with editorial assistance from Rick Ewig, Associate Director, and Dick Kean, Wyoming History Day Coordinator. Collections were scanned by Halena Bagdonas and Jim Deagon. The project interface was created by Ben Goldman, Digital Programs Archivist. The CDs were produced by Pioneer Printing, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The creation of the “Westward Migration” disk and website follows the distribution of the “Teaching with Primary Documents” series from the AHC, which included disks on Nellie Tayloe Ross, the Black 14, Hollywood 10, Wagon Wheel Project, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, and the founding of Cody, Wyoming.

AHC collections focus on Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West (including but not limited to politics, settlement and western trails) and nationally on the topics of environment and conservation, the mining and petroleum industries, air and rail transportation, the performing arts (particularly radio, television, film, and popular music), journalism, U.S. military history and book history.

The AHC presents a variety of public programs. Use of AHC collections and attendance at AHC events are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 307-766-4114.