Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

Casper Fair Exhibition Highlights UW Extension’s 100th Anniversary

July 8, 2014

A traveling exhibition on display at Casper’s Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo through July 12 highlights 100 years of Wyoming residents striving to improve their lives.

University of Wyoming Extension’s interactive exhibition includes touch-screen technology and standing presentation boards showing its engagement with citizens since 1913.

The effects of world wars, the Depression and drought are shown, but also those issues with a Wyoming touch: One woman rode a horse 10 miles in a blizzard to get to a hat-making workshop in Cokeville in 1922. One workshop attendee said she had not had a hat in seven years.

“I was amazed at the history of Extension and how our roots were in agriculture, but we’ve branched out with different types of programming,” says Hannah Swanbom, community development educator with extension for Natrona, Niobrara and Converse counties. She joined extension in 2012. “It’s interesting to see 100 years ago what the programs were and how we’ve grown, but stayed true to our roots.”

The exhibition will be displayed at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo in Douglas this August and in various counties throughout the year.

Taken north of Rock Springs in 1929, “Our way of getting to a farm meeting,” is among photos in the exhibition highlighting University of Wyoming Extension’s 100th anniversary. (UW Extension)

Share This Page:

Contact Us

Chad Baldwin

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929


Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Vimeo Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon