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County Museum hosts a holiday appreciation dinner

Museum Executive Director David Mead stands in a twead coat talking to a room full of seated individuals at long tables.

Photo #1 - Executive Director Dave Mead, at right, speaking at the County Museum’s holiday appreciation dinner.

 

(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - December 14, 2022)     The Sweetwater County Historical Museum recently hosted a holiday “thank you” dinner at the Hitching Post in Green River for its volunteers, board members, and former board members

“Our volunteers and board members provide invaluable services and support we simply could not function without,” said Executive Director Dave Mead. “One volunteer, for instance, has scanned over 8,000 historical photographs in our collection. Others help with creating exhibits and special presentations. Every spring  we stage our History Fair, which is attended by 700 to 800 3rd Grade students from throughout the county. That requires a dozen volunteers doing presentations every day for nearly a week, and another friend of the museum, Bill Taliaferro, loans his sheep camp. We’re very grateful for everything these fine people do for us, and for the time and hard work our board members provide.”

Deer Trail Assisted Living Visit

People with a vairety of mobility aids mingle around the museum gallery on a tour. Text reads 'We had some very special visitors today. Program Coordinator Aidan Brady provided a special tour for a group from Deer Trail Assisted Living Center in Rock Springs.'

Adobe Brick Making Class

A miniature adobe brick structure. Text reads: 'once dried bricks are added to the ongoing structure.'a number of adobe bricks dry in the sun. text reads: 'the finished product, dried adobe bricks ready to go.YWCA students pose with their bricks along with their teacher and Museum Executive Director Dave Mead.' 

Due to limited space we require an RSVP so please call us to register in advance. Please contact us at 307-872-6435 to register or with any questions. Our classes are free and last about 2 hours. All of the classes begin at 10 am and all supplies are provided.

Adobe Brick Making has been moved to July 27th, 2022.  Join us to make mini adobe bricks and learn more about this historic building material.

Have A Historic Summer 2022

 historic summer poster 2022 updated covered in colorful text boxes. See text contents below.

FREE SUMMER CLASSES

Due to limited space we require an RSVP so please call us to register in advance. Please contact us at 307-872-6435 to register or with any questions. Our classes are free and last about 2 hours. All of the classes begin at 10 am and all supplies are provided.

  • June 29, 2022

    Map and Compass for Kids

    Dick Blust hosts his popular basic map and compass class for children. This popular class involves the outdoors.

  • July 27, 2022

    Adobe Brick Making

    Join us to make mini adobe bricks and learn more about this historic building material.

  • August 3, 2022

    Basket Weaving

    Come make your own basket and learn about this historic craft.

  • August 10, 2022

           John Wesley Powell

            Join Lucy Diggins-Wold as you learn all about crossing rivers, packing ferries, and explorers like John Wesley Powell.

FREE FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Family Fun Fridays take place on Fridays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Families are encouraged to come and go anytime during that time frame. The events have indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) activities. No RSVP required.

  • July 15, 2022

    Fabulous Fossils!

    Touch a real dinosaur bone, sift in a dig pit, and learn more about the creatures that used to live in Sweetwater County.

  • August 12, 2022

    Gold Panning

    Try your hand at panning for pyrite without even having to stand in a river. Participants can even keep one piece each!