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Winter Wonderland Open HouseDecember 14, 2019

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Come join us on December 14 and choose from a series of fun and whimsical snowman crafts! The free event runs from 10 AM until 4 PM and all events are provided and all ages are welcome. a powerpoint discussing the history of snowmen and winter in sweetwater county will be on loop during the event. Cookies from Daily Knead, hot chocolate, and cider will be served during the event. Come see our winter exhibit and all the great gift items we just added to the store! 

Crafts include:

Snowman Snowflake-a fun snowflake made of snowpeople!

Sled bookmark-Add a wintery flair to any reading adventure!

Snowman magnet-This fun magnet isn't complete without a stovepipe hat!

 

Make-and-Take event November 30, 2019

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COUNTY MUSEUM HOSTING SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT CRAFT-MAKING EVENT

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum hosted a special Christmas craft event on November 30 at the museum in Green River. 

38 Adults as well as children took part in "Make-and-take an ornament." Participants created their own vintage Christmas tree ornaments, one for our tree and one which they took home with them for their own trees.

Assisted by museum staff, participants made ornament-size paper wreaths, cinnamon ribbons, pine cone Christmas trees, Godseyes, and Victorian-era paper cone ornaments called “Tussie Mussies.” The fully decorated tree will be up until the entire christmas exhibit is taken down next year, so make sure to come take a look!

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Girl Scout troup 1998

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A group of Green River Girl Scouts earning their merit badges for Celebrating Community visited the Sweetwater County Historical Museum  for a special tour.

Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady led the tour, and the Scouts, members of Troop 1998, learned about a wide range of Sweetwater County history, including pre-history, the earliest human inhabitants, Native Americans, mountain men and the fur industry, frontier-era immigrants, the railroad, the Lincoln Highway, mining and agriculture in Sweetwater County, the Chinese Massacre tragedy, and the John Wesley Powell expeditions of 1869 and 1871.

The museum is happy to conduct group tours and would like to do more. We ask only that you contact us in advance so that we can schedule your tour properly. We are also always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time to be a tour guide, or any other role, please call us at 307-872-6435, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In May of each year, the museum hosts the “3rd Grade History Fair” for third graders from all over Sweetwater County. Students attending participate in special activities and learn about Sweetwater County History.

Family Fun Saturday -- Dia de los Muertos

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Twelve people joined us for our first Family Fun Saturday! Each participant made at least two flowers, one for us, and one for our annual Ofrenda. A bilingual powerpoint shared facts and information about Dia De Los Muertos and participants used crayons to color special coloring sheets. Family Fun Saturdays occur every month until the summer season. Please check our Calendar of Events (under the Explore tab) or our follow our Facebook to stay current on all the Museum's events. November's theme is branding and participants will make Twisty Cows.

An Ofrenda is a special altar prepared for the Dia De Los Muertos holiday commonly practiced in Mexico and Latin America.This year's Ofrenda is meant to echo the traditions of the Mexican State of Michoacán. The Ofrenda will be on display in the Museum Gallery until November 9, 2019. As in past years individuals who wish to bring in pictures of deceased loved ones for the display are welcome to do so.