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THE SWEETWATER COUNTY MUSEUM BEAVER NOW OFFICIALLY HAS A NAME

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In May, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum announced a special competition: the children of the county were invited to participate in a Name the Museum Beaver Contest.

The winning entry was “Chewie,” submitted by three Green River siblings: Kaida Radtke, 9, Sylvie Radtke, 7, and their three-year-old brother Corbin. They were awarded a very special 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of downtown Green River, created by folk artist Eric Dowdle.

Paiglee Hess, 5, also of Green River, was named contest runner-up for her entry, “Cloudy.” Paiglee took home a prize of her own: a package of tree bark pencils.

The Museum has now re-opened to the public. Museum staff recently reorganized the gallery - including Chewie’s display platform - to open up space and create a new one-way tour route marked by arrows on the gallery floor.

The Museum is located at 3 E. Flaming Gorge way in Green River. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00 PM, and closed on Sundays and national holidays. Admission is free.

Sweetwater County Historical Museum Is Officially Open

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River reopened to the public on Monday, June 15. Please be aware of the following health and safety guidelines.
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Museum Director Brie Blasi said that full measures will be in place to ensure the safety of Museum visitors.

Blasi explained that Museum staff spent the last week reorganizing the gallery to open up space and create a new one-way tour route marked by arrows on the gallery floor.

Only two groups or parties will be admitted to the gallery at a time. Once those group have completed their tour, the next can begin their own visit.

"Our goal is to keep the experience of a tour of the Museum as normal as possible for everyone," Blasi said. She encouraged anyone with questions to contact the Museum at (307) 872-6435 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The County Museum is located at 3 E. Flaming Gorge way in Green River. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00 PM, and closed on Sundays and national holidays. Admission is free.

 

Sweetwater County Museum is Open as of June 15, 2020

The following guidelines are in place for all visitors and staff until public health orders are lifted.  Please follow them while in the building.

 

Please be aware we are managing the number of visitors in the building at one time.

Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.

Please sign in to help with contact tracing if necessary.

Please use a face covering at all times while in the museum.

Please practice physical distancing and maintain 6 feet distance from other visitors and staff.

Please make sure to follow all signage, including marked directional arrows in the gallery.

Please use the elevator to access public bathrooms in the basement.

Use of the research library is by appointment only.

The museum gift shop is closed for browsing but staff is happy to assist with a purchase.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND FOR FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES!

COUNTY MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD SOON TO HAVE A VACANCY

June 8, 2020

A seat will soon come open on the Governing Board of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.

The five people on the Museum Board serve a three-year term and meet the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM, either in person at the Museum in Green River or, as has been the case lately, in an on-line conference.

The Board oversees the Museum’s Director and Museum finances and plays a key role in administration of museum operations.

An application form to be submitted to the Sweetwater County Board of Commissioners can be found at the Sweetwater County website here.

 

For more information, contact Museum Director Brie Blasi at (307) 872-6435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.