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Past Events

Family Fun Saturday-Qute Quilts

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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

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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

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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.

Family Fun Saturday-Chinese New Year

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Above Right:   Beth Wille, age 5, Carl Wille, 2, and their dad, Levi Wille, making paper Chinese lanterns at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum event on Saturday​

Above Left:   Five-year-old Camryn Christiansen of Green River shows off her paper Chinese lantern. At right is Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady.​

Families attend County Museum Chinese Lunar New Year event​

(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - January 25, 2020)     January 25, 2020 was the official beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and over 30 adults and children from Rock Springs and Green River attended the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s special event to mark the day.​

Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady showed children, parents, and grandparents how to make their own paper Chinese lanterns to take home, spoke about the importance of the Chinese in Sweetwater County history, and conducted a special tour of the museum.​

Other upcoming museum events include Coffee with the Curator at Coal Train Coffee Depot in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 1, and Get Real Coffee in Green River on Saturday, February 8, plus a day of Map Reading and Back Country Navigation training at Sweetwater County Fire District #1 headquarters in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 15. ​

Did you see this event in the Rocket Miner, Wyo4news, or the Green River Star? Please check our Calendar of Events (under the Explore tab) or our follow our Facebook to stay current on all the Museum's events.

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