Temporary historic Wyoming license plates Exhibit to open April 3

Wyoming News March 19, 2018


Temporary historic Wyoming license plates Exhibit to open April 3

Casper, WY.   –   The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is excited to display “Wyoming License Plates: A Brief History.” This exhibit provides children of all ages the opportunity to connect with America’s cultural heritage and the role played by public lands in its development.

This temporary exhibit will feature numerous Wyoming license plates from the collection of Steve Johnston, a local Casper resident. License plates – numbers, sizes, shapes and colors – all hold particular fascinations for those who are willing to look for them. Aside from the many variations and types of Wyoming license plates, they hold a particularly interesting historical aspect closely tied to the development of the automobile. This exhibit will showcase a few of these different variations of license plates throughout the history of Wyoming.

According to Steve, “Wyoming has one of the most unique license plates in the United States because of our small population base and the Wyoming bucking bronco logo, which stands out to exemplify its western heritage. In 1913, only 12,000 car plates were made. Currently, there are over 100 different kinds of plates made in Wyoming with many intriguing stories to go along with the explosion of the machine age in Wyoming.”

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is free and currently open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. This exciting temporary exhibit will premiere at the NHTIC on April 3 and run through April 27.

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