4-H Home Economics

4-H Home Economics

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Description (Brief)
Matthew Shepard was a college student, targeted for being gay, robbed, and brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998.
Matt took his Casper-winning cornbread entry to the Wyoming State Fair. He thought that he'd have won a higher-ranked ribbon but the cornbread was getting dried out by the time of the State Fair.
Blue ribbon with gold printing and the 4-H logo from the Wyoming State Fair. Paper entry form attached via blue string. Form indicates the ribbon was awarded for a food entry in Home Economics at the fair.
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Object Name
date made
circa 1990
place made
United States: Ohio, Norwalk
Physical Description
fabric; cotton; paper; metal (overall material)
ribbon: 6 1/4 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 5.08 cm
entry form: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dennis and Judy Shepard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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