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MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SPECIAL CONTEST FOR KIDS

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May 14, 2020

For many, many years, a stuffed beaver has graced the gallery of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River, greeting all visitors, especially children.

But he (or she) has no name, and the Museum is calling on the children of Sweetwater County to remedy that with a naming contest.

Contestants are invited to submit their name suggestions to the Museum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , along with their own name, age, and where they go to school. Entries will be limited to one per child, and one name suggestion.

You may post ideas for a name on the Museum Facebook page, but must also send an email that contains the required information.

The deadline for entries is midnight on May 31st; the winner will be announced during the first week of June.

The winner (or winners, in the event of duplicates) will receive a special prize from the Museum.

Board Meeting

The May Sweetwater County Historical Museum Board Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 PM Mountain Time on Thursday May 14.

This meeting will be a digital zoom meeting and can be accessed with the information below:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82133219592?pwd=WDdnaXdXTFJOd2dGMHhqNEhKZVNSUT09

Meeting ID: 821 3321 9592

Password: 784917

SWEETWATER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM

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March 19, 2020

On Thursday, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River launched a new program called “Wyoming and Sweetwater County History Outreach” (or WSCHO for short.)

In accordance with the Sweetwater County Board of Commissioners’ March 17th resolution, the Museum is temporarily closed to the public, but the staff is continuing to handle research requests via telephone and email, prepare and maintain exhibits, and foster its ongoing outreach programs and strategies.

“We’ve also just created a new digital / online outreach program we’re calling ‘Wyoming and Sweetwater County History Outreach,’” explained Brie Blasi, the County Museum’s Director. “With so many Sweetwater County residents staying home and all the schools in the county closed, we wanted a way to provide informative, educational, and entertaining historical material county-wide via the Internet.”

Through media releases, its Facebook page, and its website, the County Museum will provide links to online videos, websites, articles, and other resources related to Wyoming and Sweetwater County. The Museum is also preparing its own video and slideshow presentations that will appear on its current Facebook page and soon-to-be-available YouTube channel.

“For the time being, people can’t come to the Museum, so we’re doing whatever we can to bring the Museum to them,” Blasi said.

Museum staff can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (307) 872-6435. The new program can be found under the "Learn" tab under "Digital Outreach" and its Facebook page is at Facebook@SWCHM.

The new YouTube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/channel/UCASN18SFE4uVzY5Ny7T6YSA

WSCHO’s first three digital outreach links on YouTube are:

The Wyoming PBS feature “Prohibition in Wyoming” at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SndplfcnEo

A University of Wyoming Extension Program video about Sweetwater County at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yZl4mWavfs

“Wyoming's Atlantic Rim Historic Trails” about the Cherokee Trail and the Overland Trail at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNWG8EtOiP8

SWEETWATER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC; WILL REMAIN OPEN TO HANDLE RESEARCH REQUESTS AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

 

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March 17, 2020

In accordance with the resolution approved by the Sweetwater County Commission, until further notice the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River will be closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

Museum Director Brie Blasi said the museum is taking these measures to protect the well-being of museum staff and the public. “But in order to continue our service to the Sweetwater County community, we will still offer research services as usual via email and telephone,” she said, “and we are developing outreach programs related to Wyoming and Sweetwater County history for the homebound, especially homebound students.” You can find some of these outreach efforts as "Digital Outreach" under the "Learn" tab.

Museum staff can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (307) 872-6435. Watch for more information for updates and outreach efforts at the museum website at www.sweetwatermuseum.org , or its Facebook page at Facebook @SWCHM.