We are a group of people who live in or grew up in Eden and
Farson, Wyoming. Our goal is to preserve Eden Valley
history by collecting documents, photographs and oral histories
to be placed in permanent archives. Pioneer families in
the Eden Valley have assisted the group by providing information
and historic photographs. We are also writing stories and
memories of our past, which will soon be compiled in a book.
To fund our work the Eden Valley History project has conducted
bake sales, held a quilt raffle, sold memberships and received a
grant from the Sweetwater County Historical Society.
The group was formed in 2000. Since that time we have
hosted five public programs related to the history of Eden and Farson, held training in how to conduct oral histories,
conducted field trips to learn more about the area's history,
have researched and photographed area barns, documented the
people buried in the Eden Valley Cemetery, and sponsored an
essay contest at the Eden/Farson school. A spin-off group
of the History Project researches and writes stories about
memories of Eden Valley. Some of these stories have been
published in The Green River Star's Historic Editions.
Eden Valley History Project received two first place awards from
the Wyoming State Historical Society in 2003: a publications
award for our brochure "This is Eden Valley" and an activities
award for our efforts to preserve Eden Valley History and for
conducting field trips, public programs and educational
projects. We are working in cooperation with the
Sweetwater County Historical Museum where our archives will
eventually be housed.