The George C. Frison Institute is a University of Wyoming research and outreach facility dedicated to the study of North American, High Plains, and Rocky Mountain archaeology and culture.
The Dubois Museum/Wind River Historical Center is an institution that collects, preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the Upper Wind River Valley.
Our collaboration grew out of the recent discoveries at the High Rise Village located on Whiskey Mountain outside of Dubois, Wyoming. The Frison Institute will use the funds generated from the gala to advance field research and scholarship pertaining to Alpine Archaeology, including sites in the Wind River Range. The Dubois Museum will use its portion of the proceeds to distribute the results of that field work and scholarship by providing educational programs, outreach, and exhibits to inform the public about cutting-edge findings in the field of Alpine Archaeology.
The gala is an elegant Wyoming event highlighting the latest findings in high altitude archaeology. Proceeds will be evenly distributed between the Frison Institute’s Alpine Archaeology Fund and the Dubois Museum/Wind River Historical Center to promote research and public interpretation of high altitude archaeology in the Upper Wind River Valley.
George C. Frison Institute: /www.uwyo.edu/anthropology/frison-institute/index.html
Dubois Museum/Wind River Historical Center: www.duboismuseum.org