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Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center

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909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
307-455-2284 duboismuseum.johanna@gmail.com www.fremontcountymuseums.com

See the history of the Upper Wind River Valley including the Sheep Eater Indians. Tours arranged by special request.

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June 2021

Dubois Museum: Kids Corner: #3 Archaeology Dig

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

Fun for the whole family on an archaeology dig into the field of archeology with a dig box, wall painting, snacks, crafts, and more. Kids Corner each Wednesday teaches kids about a different topic related to the Wind River Valley. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration program. Reservations: 307-455-2284.

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Dubois Museum: Kids Corner: #4  Flint Napping with Rock Candy

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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How do you make tools like points and knives from rocks? It’s called flint napping. Learn how to nap your own tools using rock candy. The best part is you can eat the shavings. Each Wednesday kids will learn about a different topic related to the Wind River. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration. Questions; 307-455-2284

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Pioneer Museum: Wyoming: A History of the American West

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

Wyoming historian and author Sam Lightner author of a new book tells how Wyoming defines the west. Home of the Mountain Men, the Immigrant Trail, Red Cloud's War, and the birthplace of American Women's right to vote. Butch Cassidy, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific Railroad all became legends. Colorful and influential events of the American West happened here and Lightner's entertaining new book tells all. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series. Details: 307-332-3339

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Dubois Museum: Tie Hack Trek: The First Years

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Explore the gorgeous views and amazing history of the Upper Wind River Valley including the Tie Hack history and ruins around Lava Mountain and Triangle C Ranch west of Dubois. Railroad ties were cut and used for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad between Lander, Wy, and Blunt, SD. Moderate hiking, bear spray, bug spray, hiking boots, trekking poles, water, and lunch are required.  Social distancing encouraged. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Registration required: 307-455-2284.

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July 2021

Dubois Museum: Rising and Falling Mountains

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

Matthew Brueseke shows how mountains and basins seen in the greater Yellowstone region were formed by both widespread and localized geologic processes. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series.    

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Dubois Museum: Torrey Canyon Geology Adventure Trek

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Explore the geologic record of mountain building and basin formation. We’ll examine ancient igneous and metamorphic rocks that underlie northwest Wyoming. See the evidence for how these rocks were brought to the surface 65-50 million years ago. Bring hiking boots, water, lunch, bear spray, bugspray and trekking poles. Social distancing encouraged. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Reservations required.  

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Dubois Museum: Annual Mystery Sheep Trap Trek

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Hosts the Dubois Museum and the National Bighorn Sheep Center take you back in time on their exciting mystery event. The exact location is known a couple of weeks in advance. Hike up and down steep hills in stunning scenery. High clearance 4x4s and carpooling only. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Registrations required.    

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Dubois Museum Day

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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free

Hosted by the Friends of the annual Dubois Museum, history comes alive during this annual fundraiser. Games, vendors, and reenactors will keep visitors entertained as they tour through the Museum's exhibit hall and buildings. Enjoy hearty homestead stew, fresh-baked fry bread, hot dogs, delicious sweets, and breads. Family fun for every age. Free, but donations welcome. Questions: 307-455-2284

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Dubois Museum Day: Flint Napping with Tom Lucas

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Unmatched in his working knowledge of the actual methods of ancestral tool making during his life as a cowboy, Tom is a mountain man, outdoorsman, and artist.  He’ll set up on the front porch of the Dennison Lodge where visitors can learn firsthand what it takes to create arrowheads and other points out of natural materials like obsidian, antler, and bone. Free, but donations welcome.  

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Dubois Museum Day: Draper Museum Raptor Experience

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

Experts from the Draper Museum Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will be on-site. Get your raptor-related questions answered. Enjoy a program with live raptors on site.  

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Dubois Museum: Butch Cassidy

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Bill Betenson speaks about Butch’s time in Wyoming. He covers his first appearance in Fremont County in 1889, his time on Horse Creek, later arrest, trials, incarceration, release, Wyoming robberies, and his possible return after South America. Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series.  

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Dubois Museum: History Happy Hour by Jackson Hole Still Works

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Various ticket prices

Jackson Hole Still Work stops by for a  fun evening. Learn about gin, the ice-craze of the early 20th century, and how the quest for chilled beverages changed the American cocktail as we know it. Tastings and light snacks. Must be over 21 for tastings and must show ID. No exceptions. Tickets pre-purchased for $15 or at the door $20.  

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August 2021

Dubois Museum: Astronomy of the Summer Sky

August 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Astronomer Tom Herret guides us to the best location to view the summer night sky full of constellations and planets with stories of how the constellations got their names. No telescopes required. Social distancing. Dress warmly. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Reservations required.  

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Dubois Museum: Mystery Ranch Tour

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Beautiful historic ranches were built in the 1900s. Take a tour of one of these to learn about its history. The exact one is announced a few weeks before the event. Bring water, lunch, and bugspray. Social distancing encouraged. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Registration required.  

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October 2021

Dubois Museum: Halloween at the Museum

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$3

 Put on your best Halloween costume and creep around our haunted maze! Plus cider, smores, and not-so-scary stories! All ages welcome. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series.  

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December 2021

Dubois Museum: Christmas Open House

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

See newly acquired artifacts and new exhibits. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Dubois Museum. Gift shop specials. Free admission today only.

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Dubois Museum: Christmas Carols

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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Free

Spread Christmas cheer with a good old-fashioned sing-a-long. Hot cocoa and cookies, too. Dress warmly for singing outside under our Christmas lights. Any and all kazoos, tambourines, and recorders are welcome. Bailey Tire & Pit Stop Travel Center Children’s Exploration Series  

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