Outreach

The museum administers a unique historic property, the Reliance Tipple, located at the town of Reliance, 5 miles north of Rock Springs.Please contact our Public Engagement Coordinator to schedule tours, school visits, or other programs. Schools, families, and other groups are welcome. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For content you can access right now from home, please see our Digital Outreach page. 

School Outreach

The museum has an exciting traveling trunks program about history and cultural diversity in Rock Springs. Get more information on it here.

Pre-school Outreach

The museum has a fun program on animals designed just for preschool classrooms! Participants explore several animals including a buffalo pelt, while exploring ideas like "Big/Little", "Inside/Outside", and "Hard/Soft". If you are interested in bringing this program to your preschool contact us at 307-872-6435, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3rd Grade History Fair

The museum has reimagined their traditional 3rd grade history tours and created an interactive History Fair that incorporates hands-on activities to bring history alive. It usually occurs the second week of May.

All other grades may request a traditional gallery, downtown, or courthouse tour by contacting us and scheduling a tour time.

Classroom Outreach

We offer in person and digital outreach to age groups for schools in both Sweetwater County School Disctricts. If you are looking for a particular topic for your class please let us know, and we will see if we can produce a resource for you.

Virtual quizzes:

Try some of these to supplement your curriculum

Constitution day:

Kindergarten Constitution day

First grade constitution day word search

Constitution Day word search

Constitution Day video

Native American Day fill in the blank

Sweetwater County fill in the blank

Trona word scramble

3rd Grade government:

Third Grade Government Video (can be viewed with autogenerated subtitles in English and many other languages)

3rd grade government word scramble

3rd grade government hangman

3rd grade government crossword

Chinese in Rock Springs:

Chinese in Rock Springs video

Chinese in Rock Springs word scramble

Chinese in Rock Springs hangman

Primary and Secondary Sources quiz

Primary and Secondary Sources video

Adult Programs

Museum staff offer special programs on a variety of subjects to adult groups, such as retirement homes and service organizations. If you are interested in topics or booking a program, please contact the museum.

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering to help give any of the programs listed above please contact the museum at 307-872-6435, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Off-site Exhibits

Sweetwater County is over 10,000 square miles. In order to better serve the entire community, the museum has developed several off-site exhibits around the county. Currently, we have exhibits at the Rock Springs airport, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, and the Superior community center. We are currently developing other off-site exhibits. Please check our news page regularly for updates. The Reliance Tipple, featured at left, is owned by the museum. This is one of only two coal tipples left in the state and is the only metal one. The tipple is not open to the public but there are interpretive signs around the exterior for more information about its history.