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.