Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - March 31, 2021


Grand Encampment Museum
Do you remember the two-story outhouse I featured in an earlier Wednesday in Wyoming post? It's one of the most unusual exhibits at GEM, the Grand Encampment Museum, but it's not the only one of interest.

As you can see, the museum also includes old buildings that give you a view of life in an earlier time.

Encampment isn't the easiest place to find, but if you're visiting the Snowy Range or Saratoga, be sure to take a short side trip to GEM.

For more information, here's the link.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - March 24, 2021


Tate Museum
Are you a fan of dinosaurs? If so, you won't want to miss the Tate Geological Museum in Casper. It's part of Casper College and is THE place for information about prehistoric creatures.

I was fascinated by Dee the mammoth's skeleton and the whole story of how it was found and excavated. (And, yes, you can see me there reading one of the signs.)

For more information, here's Tate Geological Museum's web site.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - March 17, 2021


Carbon County Museum
This week I'm highlighting the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins. The interior of the museum has a wide variety of exhibits, including an entire room dedicated to Thomas Edison. It also, as you can see, has a unique way of advertising itself.

If you'd like to learn more about this well-worth-the-trip museum, here's the link.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - March 10, 2021


Fort Fetterman
When you look at the items in this display, do you feel as if you've been transported back to a previous era? I do. 

I'd love to be able to create mittens like these, and the pieces in the quilt make me suspect it was made from pieces of worn-out or outgrown clothes.

Where did I find this exhibit? At Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, near Casper. If you'd like more information, here's the fort's website..

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wednesday in Wyoming - March 3, 2021


Old West Museum Cheyenne
For a change of pace, this month I thought I'd highlight some of Wyoming's museums. Some are large and well-known, like this one. Others are small and a bit off the beaten track. What they have in common are some intriguing exhibits.

I'm starting close to home. If you've been to Cheyenne, chances are you've been to the Old West Museum. It's near Frontier Park, the site of Cheyenne Frontier Days, and is famous for its display of antique vehicles.

Can you guess why the coach in the center is painted yellow? Yes, of course. It was used to transport visitors through Yellowstone National Park.