The Wyoming State Museum will celebrate Smokey's 75th birthday with an exhibit showcasing historic posters. The exhibit will run July 15-27. Explore the history of Smokey Bear through a limited time exhibit of posters. Contact Kevin Ramler, 286-5952 with questions about the exhibit. Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention. Smokey first appeared on a 1944 poster by Albert Stahle; the bear has been a mainstay of fire prevention poster art ever since. The Museum will also hold a birthday party on August 3 for Smokey Bear as part of the Family Days celebration from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the State Museum. Contact Nathan Doerr, 286-8627 with questions about family days.

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  • Starting Monday, July 15th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Wyoming State Museum

2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002


Kevin Ramler
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