Community outreach for children at the County Museum

Left: Children of varying ages try to locate landmarks on a map with their adult chaperones on a tour. Right: Students of various ages build coil and scrape pots while Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady assists.

Photo No. 1 - On Tuesday, children from Kid & Company, Green River, received a special museum tour. On Wednesday, another group, instructed by museum staff, built their own clay pots, using ancient coil and scrape techniques.


(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - July 26, 2023)      It was a busy week for community outreach at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River.

On Tuesday, students, parents, and caregivers from Kid & Company Daycare and Pre-School of Green River received a guided museum tour from Aidan Brady of the museum’s staff. Tour topics ranged from dinosaurs and pre-historic peoples in southwest Wyoming to immigrant trails and the history of mining and ranching in Sweetwater County.

On Wednesday the museum hosted a special hands-on children’s class on clay pottery making, using ageless coil and scrape techniques. Pottery is one of the oldest of human inventions and crafts, extending back in time some 30,000 years. Brady and museum Executive Director Dave Mead provided instruction and materials, and participants created their own small clay pots. (The finished products were not kiln-dried, but set aside to air dry. They were labeled, and the kids will return to the museum to pick them up once they’re dry.)

Educators, parents, and parent-teacher groups who are interested in learning more about museum programs for students Grades K - 12 are encouraged to contact Brady at (307) 872-6435 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The museum is located at 3 E. Flaming Gorge Way in Green River. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and there is no charge for admission.