County Museum hosting a special Native American basket weaving class

Students of various ages sit and weave rattan baskets in a classroom. Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady guides a student and their adult in the next steps.Bella Knox and Layla Gray stand with their completed baskets.

Photo #1 - Aidan Brady of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum teaching last year’s Native American basket weaving class. Students attending the class weave their own reed baskets and take the finished products home. A handcuffed Butch Cassidy in prison garb looks on.


Photo #2 - Bella Knox and Layla Gray, both of Rock Springs, with the reed baskets they wove themselves at last year’s event. This year’s class is scheduled at the museum for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 21.



(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - June 14, 2023)     The Sweetwater County Historical Museum is hosting a special Native American  basket weaving class on Wednesday, June 21, starting at 10 AM. The class will last about two hours.

Reed basket weaving is among the oldest known Native American crafts. Archeologists have identified some baskets from the southwest as being thousands of years old.

There is no charge for the event and all materials are provided. Please call (307) 872-6435 to register ahead of time, as this class has limited capacity. The museum is located at 3 E. Flaming Gorge Way in Green River.