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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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April 2020

Dubois Museum: Petroglyphs of Dinwoody and Torrey Valleys

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Petroglyphs are sacred images pecked into stone by past peoples who lived in the Wind River Valley. By educating the public we preserve these unreplaceable images and bring deeper appreciation for ancient petroglyphs. Experience this very special step back in time with the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Historic Preservation Office Staff. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Advanced registration required, no exceptions. Dress appropriately. Mild hiking.  

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June 2020

Dubois Museum: Kids Corner #1

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$3

All things bears: Grizzly bear, black bear, even polar bears. Education, crafts and loads of fun for the younger ones. Learn about the Wind River Valley: 9-10am at the Dubois Museum, 10-11am at the National Bighorn Sheep Center. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration program.

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 Dubois Museum: Five Mile Creek Tie Hack Tour

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Trek into the gorgeous views and amazing history of the Upper Wind River Valley in East Dunoir. Between 1920 and 1927, tie hacks of the Wyoming Tie & Timber Company operated dozens of logging camps in the dense forests. See tie hack ruins and other historical artifacts. Moderate hiking. Bring bear spray, bug spray, and lunch. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Registration required.

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Dubois Museum: Kids Corner #2

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$3

Why can we see the moon during the day? Where is Earth? Why does the sun move across the sky? Education, crafts, and loads of fun for the younger ones. Held 9-10am at the Dubois Museum and 10-11am at the National Bighorn Sheep Center. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration series.  

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Dubois Museum: Kids Corner #3

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$3

Learn how mountains and valleys form. Build and take home a mountain of their own. Education, crafts and loads of fun for the younger ones. Topics related to the Wind River Valley: 9-10am at the Dubois Museum and 10-11am at the National Bighorn Sheep Center. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration.  

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Dubois Museum: Kids Corner #1: Mountain Shoshone Culture

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$3

Kids will dive into games where they will learn about how people lived, their foods, shelters, and culture of the Mountain Shoshone. Education, crafts and loads of fun for the younger ones. Learn about the Wind River Valley: 9-10am at the Dubois Museum and 10-11am at the National Bighorn Sheep Center. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration program.

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Dubois Museum: Historic Walking Tour of Dubois

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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10$

Trek downtown to talk about the history of Main Street. Afterward, enjoy pie at the Cowboy Café or square dance at the Rustic Pine Tavern. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Registrations required.

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July 2020

Dubois Museum: Annual Mystery Sheep Trap Trek

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

An amazing journey into history. The exact location is never known until a couple of weeks in advance. Expect beautiful scenery with difficult hiking up and down steep hills. High clearance 4x4s and carpooling will be present. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Registration required/details.

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Dubois Museum: Prisoner of War Camps Across America

July 9 @ 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

Renown speaker Kathy Kirkpatrick presents the background and historic references. Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series.  

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Dubois Museum Day

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 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 featuring an old-fashioned bake sale, pioneer stew and fry bread, blacksmithing, steam engines and live music. Get your raptor-related questions answered and see live raptors up-close at the Draper Museum Raptor Experience (2pm). Family fun for every age. Questions: 307-455-2680

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August 2020

Dubois Museum: More Than Just Yellowstone

August 6 @ 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 discusses Lava Mountain and other recent volcanism in the Dubois area. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series.  

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Dubois Museum: Volcanic Geology of the Dubois Area Trek

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, 909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
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$10

Matthew Brueseke leads this trek up the Holmes Cave trail to see evidence of volcanic activity around Dubois and the upper Wind River basin. Learn the geological history of two distinct periods of volcanism, through an exploration of igneous rock outcrops and views of some of the volcanoes. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series program.

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September 2020

Dubois Museum: Swift Fox Ecology in Wyoming

September 17 @ 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

Biologist Nichole Bjornlie shares work conducted by Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Traditionally identified as a short-grass prairie species, the swift fox was in decline in the late 19th and 20th centuries due to loss of native prairie habitat and widespread predators. Remote cameras are documenting an increase in current swift fox numbers. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series.  

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