It is received by all members of the Wyoming State Historical Society as the of- ficial publication of that organization.
The Department asks for the assistance of all Wyoming citizens to secure these documents and artifacts.
When 1 began the collection and research as the Mansion 's Curator eight years ago, I realized that a complete history of the building and the families who occupied it had never been re- searched or written.
I did not realize this history would be dif- ficult because each first family created its own history, although when the families left office, they took their stories with them. Not even a Mansion scrapbook had been established and passed on from fam- ily to family.
Depart- ment facilities are designed to preserve these materials from loss and deterioration.
The State Historic Preservation Office is also located in the Department. Munkres ABOUT THE COVER— A sketch of Wyoming's Historic Governors' Mansion by Elizabeth L. The Wyo- ming State Museum Volunteers commissioned the drawing in 1984 as a fund raising project. Rosenberg is a free lance artist specializing in pen and ink draxvings of historic architecture.