Above Right: Beth Wille, age 5, Carl Wille, 2, and their dad, Levi Wille, making paper Chinese lanterns at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum event on Saturday
Above Left: Five-year-old Camryn Christiansen of Green River shows off her paper Chinese lantern. At right is Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady.
Families attend County Museum Chinese Lunar New Year event
(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - January 25, 2020) January 25, 2020 was the official beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and over 30 adults and children from Rock Springs and Green River attended the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s special event to mark the day.
Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady showed children, parents, and grandparents how to make their own paper Chinese lanterns to take home, spoke about the importance of the Chinese in Sweetwater County history, and conducted a special tour of the museum.
Other upcoming museum events include Coffee with the Curator at Coal Train Coffee Depot in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 1, and Get Real Coffee in Green River on Saturday, February 8, plus a day of Map Reading and Back Country Navigation training at Sweetwater County Fire District #1 headquarters in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 15.
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