Ms. Brownlee's class of Junior Kindergartners from Truman Elementary visited the museum and got a special tour with Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady. The students were there especially to see the annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Ofrenda exhibit which tied into their current unit.
(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - August 4, 2021) Groups of elementary students large and small were recent visitors to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River.
Last week Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady conducted special museum tours and classroom exercises for Monroe Elementary School students participating in the “English Language Learners Summer School” program for students Kindergarten through Grade 5 and Monroe Kindergartners in the “Kindergarten, Here I Come” project.
On Tuesday the museum hosted a special tour for nearly 50 Sublette County children, Grades 1 through 5, who belong to the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s “Little Wranglers” program.
The museum’s young visitors learned about many aspects of Sweetwater County history, including the prehistoric era, Native Americans, the mountain men, coal and trona mining, the Chinese in Rock Springs, agriculture, sheep herding and cattle ranching, frontier emigrants, the Pony Express, the Lincoln Highway, and the railroad.