Past Events

8th grade western expansion tour

8th grade classs

8th grade students from rock Springs Junior High School joined Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady for a special tour on Western Expansion and Manifest Destiny. The students had been assigned a special worksheet on similar themes and each student was expected to ask at least one question. 

If you would like to schedule a tour for your students or group please contact the museum at 307-872-6435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 3rd grade classes are encouraged to attend our annual 3rd Grade History Fair in May.

Family Fun Saturday-Qute Quilts

quilt image

On Saturday February 22, 2020 the museum hosted it's monthy Family Fun Saturday, with a quilt theme. Participants designed their own quilt squares made of foam. The event ran from 11 AM until 1 PM. The event corresponded wiht the 3rd Annual Quilt Display which was on display until April 4, 2020. The Annual Quilt Display is an arrangment between the Sweetwater County Historical Museum and Sweetwater County Quilt Guild.

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Coffee with the Curator


Sweetwater County Historical Museum Curator Amanda Benson held two Coffee with the Curator sessions during February 2020. One was held at Coal Train Coffee Depot in Rock Springs and another was held at GET REAL COFFEE in Green River. Partpicipants got to speak with the Curator and ask any questions they had or simply chat. Discussions included what the title "Curator" means, how the museum field prepares for natural disasters, and current museum exhibits. Future Cofffee with the Curators are planned. Please keep up to date with all of our great events, and some fascinating history, on our Calendar of Events (under the "Explore" tab) or our Facebook.

Preserving Precious Possessions-Preserving Quilts at Home


February 10, 2020

On February 8th 8 people joined  Sweetwater County Historical Museum Curator Amanda Benson when she conducted a seminar on quilt care and preservation, the first in a new series of seminars planned by the museum: Preserving Our Precious Possessions. Benson spent under an hour discussing major threats to quilts and other textiles, and used examples to showcase the best ways to store items. A powerpoint served to show images of topics including common pests, like silverfish and deermice, and examples of light fading. Participants asked many questions from topics like how many quilts could be laid on a bed safely and how to roll quilts.

Upcoming seminars will cover subjects such as the care of photographs, firearms, and family heirlooms. Each seminar will be appoximately an hour long and have opportunities for participants to ask questions about specific examples or anything covered during the seminar. Announcements will be made as the seminars are scheduled; for additional information, call (307) 872-6435 or contact the museum by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can keep up to date with all of our great events and some fascinating history on the museum website at www.sweetwatermuseum.org , or its Facebook page.