Making Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude.  Wyoming Humanities will be hosting community conversations with humanities and arts and culture organizations. Community Conversations on Creativity, Resilience and Strategies to Thrive during COVID-19.

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Making Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude.  Wyoming Humanities will be hosting community conversations with humanities and arts and culture organizations. Community Conversations on Creativity, Resilience and Strategies to Thrive during COVID-19.

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Making Lemonade series is in conjunction with the Old Bill's Fun Run in Teton County. Learn more about Old Bill's Fun Run here.

Hearts of Glass, A Documentary Film

This award-winning documentary film follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole, asocial impact business with a dual mission: growing produce year-round in a challenging mountain environment and providing meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Shannon Smith, the Executive Director of Wyoming Humanities, describes it as “a compelling and timely story that enhances the Wyoming narrative and promotes engaged and inclusive communities.” Wyoming Humanities supported production of the film and development of a viewers’ guide. The film is premiering on PBS stations across the country this month in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Your gift during Old Bills Fun Run supports:

Cultural CARES Grants that provide operating expense and salary support to humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations in Teton County

Expansion Grants, Cross-Pollination Grants and Spark Grants - These grants help our cultural sector put on events and develop humanities-based projects that serve our community.  Grant recipients include:

  • Dancers' Workshop
  • Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative
  • Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
  • Center of Wonder
  • Community Center for the Arts
  • InterConnections 21
  • Jackson Hole Public Art
  • Off Square Theatre Company
  • Riot Act Inc
  • Wyoming Star Gazing
  • Jackson Hole United
  • JenTen Productions, LLC (Hearts of Glass Film Production)
  • Native American Jump Start
  • Wind River Foundation
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WyoGives

Live Here, Give Here

What is WyoGives?

It's an initiative of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network – is designed to bring the state together as one community to raise money and awareness for Wyoming’s nonprofits.

This 24-hour day of online giving takes place on July 15, 2020. This is a special month for Wyoming, as it marks the 130th anniversary of Wyoming’s statehood.

WyoGives.org provides one, easy-to-use platform where individuals can search and donate to nonprofits across the state that are making a difference in our communities every day.

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OUR EVENTS

Please note: The Alex Myers Tour events, Torrington Tales and Trails event and the Boom and Bust event have been postponed indefinitely! The Public Lands events have been postponed until the fall. Her Flag will be streaming online via Facebook live. Please contact ask@thinkwy.org for more details or for updates on any scheduled event.

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Our Initiatives

Our initiatives bring scholars and subject matter experts to the entire state of Wyoming. Through our work, the humanities help the citizens of Wyoming take a closer look at life.

Bindings of Ernest Hemingway books

Hemingway in Wyoming

The great 20th century writer Ernest Hemingway had many connections to Wyoming. He completed his novel A Farewell to Arms at Spear-O-Wigwam, the Spear Family Ranch near Sheridan, in 1928, and would use his interactions with Sheridan residents for his short story “Wine of Wyoming.”
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Indian in traditional wear

Two Nations, One Reservation

These pop-up exhibits introduce the story of how treaties, laws, events, and people shaped the history of the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) in central Wyoming and resulted in two formerly enemy tribes sharing the same reservation.
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Laramie County Public Library building

Museum on Main Street

Museum on Main Street is a program of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service.  This collaborative partnership between the Smithsonian, state humanities organizations, and local hosts and their community partners brings world class exhibitions to small and rural communities.
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Our History

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Our Motive

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Our Goal

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Our Grants

Wyoming Humanities supports projects that match our vision: Expanding the Wyoming narrative to promote engaged communities. The goal of Wyoming Humanities’ grants is to support public programs that use the humanities to explore the state’s histories, stories, issues, and connections between groups and communities.

Spark Grant

up to $2,000

Spark grants are for projects up to $2,000 and are due on the first working day of the month.

Projects may start a minimum of 30 days after grant application due date. Applicants will hear decision within approximately 15 days of due date.

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Expansion Grant

$2,001 - $10,000

Expansion grants are grants intended to fund larger programs, both in terms of scope and impact. Deadline is once per year: April 1, 2019.

Projects may start a minimum of 60 days after the grant application due date. Applicants will hear decision within approximately 45 days of due date.

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Cross-Pollination Grant

up to $15,000

Cross-Pollination grants are intended to fund ambitious, interdisciplinary projects. Deadline is once per year: November 1, 2019.

Projects may start January 1, 2020 or later. Applicants will hear decision within approximately 50 days of due date.

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First, But Last?

Women’s Stories Living In The Equality State “Wyoming”

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What's Your Why?

Passion and Purpose Through Life Stories

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Our Podcasts

First, But Last? explores women's stories of living in the "Equality State" Wyoming and how that has impacted their lives.

What's Your Why? interviews individuals on what their passion is and how they are pursuing it.

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