Wyoming Legislature Composite Narratives
The self-guided tour begins on the north side of the Rotunda on the third floor, outside of Room 308 in the Wyoming State Capitol.
The Legislative Composite Exhibit is arranged with the House of Representatives pieces displayed to your right in the east wing and the Senate pieces displayed to your left in the west wing. The individual pieces are displayed in decades and the accompanying narratives are different for the House and Senate collections. The first House and Senate composites after statehood are displayed on the second floor in their respective lobbies along with the current composite for the sitting legislature.
All of the narratives focus on the issues facing the state during each period and how state policy makers addressed the challenges of their time. You will notice social, cultural, and demographic differences in the display of the decades.
Material for the narratives was derived from the “Wyoming Blue Book” and T. A. Larson’s “History of Wyoming.” Most of the composites can be seen on the third floor, with the exception of more recent ones located on the second floor, which may be viewed when the Legislature is not in session.
Many of the narratives also include a section at the bottom titled “Did You Notice,” which includes fun facts or thought-provoking questions about the times.
Enjoy this collection of the Cowboy State’s legislative history and your visit to the Wyoming State Capitol.
Wyoming Legislature Composite Narratives Brochure (PDF)
Full Wyoming Legislature Composite Narratives (PDF)
Historical Facts about the Wyoming Legislature (PDF)