2008 – Shirley Flynn

Shirley Flynn’s involvement in the Old West museum and Cheyenne is legendary.

Shirley was a member and secretary of the Old West Museum’s founding board of directors. She was also an intragel part of the group that established the museum’s major fundraiser, the Frontier Days Art Show.

Shirley served as the museum’s director during that time the museum received donations to build the Vandewark Wing. She was a member of the building committee for the project, which was completed in 1992.

Shirley is the author of several books on local history including one about the history of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where she served as a member of the altar guild for 40 years.

She is a past member of the Wyoming State Museum’s volunteer group and continues to write articles for “Annals of Wyoming,” a history magazine.

She continues to give speeches and presentations of historical significance to local school children, civic groups, clubs and historical societies.

Shirley is also a member of Women’s Civic League, P.E.O., the CFD Buckle Club, the W-Heels, Cowgirls of the West and the city’s Historic Preservation Board.

In past years Shirley also served on the production board of the Cheyenne Little Theater and on the Laramie County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.