Park County History Wins at Wyoming State Historical Society | Big Horn Basin Media

Park County History Wins at Wyoming State Historical Society

Written by on October 14, 2020

Two Cody High School students are amongst many Park County individuals and entities to receive awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society.

The historical society hosts an annual awards program to recognize individuals and entities who contribute to the field of Wyoming history. The awards were presented during the historical society’s annual meeting in September.

Only members and chapters of the historical society can submit nominations, but anyone can be nominated and win.

Cody High School sophomore Josephine Griebel won 1st Place in Young Historians, Grades 9 -12 for a documentary that showcased how Park County’s rising tourism in the 1970s led to the creation of the Park County Search and Rescue team. Junior Bailey Liebert won 2nd Place in the same category, for her documentary “Going to Provisions Woman: The Forced Sterilization of Native American Women”

Liebert has a history of representing Wyoming’s history. She was Wyoming’s representative in this year’s National History Day Contest, held in Maryland last June.

Both high school students were nominated by Fran Baker of the Park County Historical Society.

Other Park County award winners include:

  • Honorable mention to Lynette Hawkins Kelly in Publications: Non-Fiction Books for the publication “Heart Mountain – Heart Medicine,” which features photos and commentary about the internment camp
  • 1st Place to Dennis Davis in Publications: Books – Self Published Work for “Wyoming Perspectives on a ‘small town with long streets'”
  • 1st Place to Kathy Brown, Senior Writer of Heritage Times in Publications: Newsletters
  • 1st Place to Preston Randolph in Audio/Visual – Professional for “Return to Foretop’s Father, a documentary following Crow tribal elder Grant Bulltail as he makes a journey from the Crow Reservation in Montana to Heart Mountain

All the winners from Park County were nominated by the Park County Historical Society.

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