A special holiday presentation from the County Museum

Left: Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady in a twead overcoat waves a small American flag. Middle: Madeline Trujillo-Hamel makes a menorah with her hands to help students count in front of a table of hanukkah related items. Right: Aidan Brady stands with a 3 different sized christmas trees to discuss shape and color.

Photo 1 - The County Museum’s holiday program for SCCDC pre-schoolers in Rock Springs and Green River featured presentations about Christmas, Three Kings Day, and Hanukkah


(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - December 21, 2023)     The Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s outreach program featured presentations recently for pre-schoolers from the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center.

Over 300 children in Rock Springs and Green River attended the CDC events. The topic was “Winter Holidays Around the World.”  In addition to Christmas, Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady and museum volunteer Madeline Trujillo-Hamel gave presentations on Three Kings Day and Hanukkah. Three Kings Day celebrates the three kings who followed the Star of Bethlehem to being gifts to the baby Jesus, and marks the official 12th Day of Christmas. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival, usually celebrated in December. It commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem from the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd Century B.C.E., followed by the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. Traditionally, candles are lit each day during the festival’s eight days.

Children attending the events learned about the importance of each holiday, a song for each, countries where the holidays are popular, and items related to them, such as Christmas trees, nativities, and menorahs.

Educators, parents, and parent-teacher groups who are interested in learning more about museum programs for students Grades K - 12 are encouraged to contact Brady at (307) 872-6435 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..