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Riverton Museum

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700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
307-856-2665 rivertonwymuseum@gmail.com www.fremontcountymuseums.com

A local history museum featuring the 20th century homesteaders who brought Riverton to life in 1906.

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May 2021

Riverton Museum: Historic Riverton Walking Tour

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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$5

Join the Historic Preservation Commission of Riverton for this walking tour. Visit local historic buildings and homes. Discover the stories of the people who lived and worked there. This trek has a good amount of walking - please dress accordingly. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure. Tour departs from the museum. Reservations required: 307-856-2665

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June 2021

Riverton Museum: Yellowstone: Native American Archeology in the National Park

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Professor of Anthropology Doug MacDonald led an effort to understand the Native American history and prehistory of Yellowstone as revealed by archaeological research done at nearly 2,000 survey and excavation sites. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series. Reservations required: 307-856-2665.

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Riverton Museum: Children’s Archeology Day

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

The whole family can dig into the field of Archeology with a dig box, wall painting, snacks, crafts, and more. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series. Reservations required: 307-856-2665.

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Riverton Museum: Castle Gardens Adventure Trek

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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$20

Host Craig Bromley points out sacred petroglyphs. Learn the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to preserve them This trek requires a good amount of walking Please dress accordingly. Due to COVID-19 must provide their own transportation. Meet at the Riverton Museum to begin the drive to Castle Gardens. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own sack lunch and water. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Reservations required: 307-856-2665.  

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July 2021

Riverton Museum: 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous Site Adventure Trek

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

1838 Rendezvous Association provides a guided tour of the last preserved rendezvous site in the country. Meet at 9:30am - tour begins 10am at the 1838 Rendezvous Site. A good amount of walking so dress accordingly. Food is available at the site. Demonstrations and seminars following the tour. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series. Reservations required: 307-856-2665.

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Riverton Museum: STEM/STEAM Day

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics in this fun-filled, hands-on event. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Series. $5 per child - $10 per family. Reservations required: 307-856-2665.

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August 2021

Riverton Museum: Harry Harpoon Concert

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Local singer-songwriter, harmonica player, slide guitarist, and historian will perform an original outdoors show. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series. Refreshments by donation.  

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Riverton Museum: Ranch Day for Children

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Experience pioneer cooking techniques, roping, branding, rodeo, and activities that are fun for the whole family. Snacks by donation. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series.  

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Riverton Museum: J.B. Okie Manor Adventure Trek

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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$20

Hear stories of a sheep tycoon in Lost Cabin, WY, and the history of the manor built in 1901. Bring a sack lunch and water.  Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. Reservations required.    

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September 2021

Riverton Museum: Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Historic Preservation Cemetery Mapping Project

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

The tribal cemetery mapping project began in the summer of 2019 to map every cemetery to identify every grave on the Wind River Reservation to help families identify relatives whom they previously had trouble locating. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series.  

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October 2021

Riverton Museum: Fremont Haunts, By Alma Law

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

One of our most popular talks! Hear Alma Law tell eerie, interesting, entertaining stories and urban legends, plus a few ghost stories. Come early! Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series  

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Riverton Museum: Annual Fall Fun Fest

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Grab the family and join the fun at the 7th Annual Fall Fun Fest! This is a great day to get out and visit the Museum. We’ll be making harvest and Halloween-themed crafts and snacks and we’ll have some of our classic kid’s games.  All ages are welcome. Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series program.  

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Riverton Museum: Pumpkin Trail

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Tour the carved pumpkins donated from businesses in Riverton. Vote for your favorite. Pumpkin lighting at 5pm. Hot chocolate and popcorn available by donation.  

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Riverton Museum: Haunted Downtown Walking Trek

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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$10

Local educator and collector of ghost stories, Alma Law, guides a downtown trek to where his favorite ghost stories occurred. After the walk, enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek.  

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November 2021

Riverton Museum: Miseducation of Thanksgiving

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Dr. Victoria (Rosie) Sprague. Traditional education about the first Thanksgiving of the Indigenous Peoples. The origins of the holiday, the foods we eat in celebration, and the misconceptions. Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series.  

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December 2021

Riverton Museum: Christmas Open House

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Free

Enjoy a Free museum day with hot cocoa, snacks, and gift store specials.

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 Riverton Museum: Homemade Classic Toys

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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$2 – $10

Make your own classic toy with the staff of the museum. Materials provided – bring your creativity. Build handmade classic toys to take home. *Kits available until Christmas. A Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children's Exploration Series program.  

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