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Riverton Museum

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700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
307-856-2665 [email protected] www.fremontcountymuseums.com

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

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July 2024

Ross Goff Lost Cabin Gas Plant Talk – Discovery Speaker Series

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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The Riverton Museum is hosting Ross Goff for this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series. Ross works as the superintendent of the Gas Plant in Lost Cabin and will be giving a talk about the past and current operations in the Lysite area. Ross will be presenting on a general history of gas and the wells put in since the 1950s for our Speaker Series event, and will be answering questions about the area. This event is free and open…

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Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series: Ross Goff

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Ross Goff Lost Cabin Gas Plant Talk Join the Riverton Museum for another installment of the Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series with guest speaker Ross Goff. Goff will present on the general history of gas and wells installed in the Lysite area since the 1950s. Free and open to the public.  

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August 2024

Stan Grove: Jade

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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The Riverton Museum is hosting Stan Grove for this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series on August 7 from 6-7pm. Jade collector Stan Grove of the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society will be giving his talk “Green in Them Hills: The Allure of Fremont County Jade.” Since at least the 1930s, south-central Wyoming has been recognized as a top locality for nephrite jade of various colors and textures, well suited for jewelry and carving, and with an international market. Stan…

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Jeffrey City Adventure Trek

August 10 @ 9:00 am
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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The Riverton Museum is hosting the Jeffrey City Adventure Trek for this Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series on August 10 from 2pm to 8pm. Get to know Wyoming’s most famous atomic boomtown, while unleashing your inner-shutterbug, and, taking in some breathtaking vistas! Join Riverton Museum staff on an unforgettable walk through the streets of Jeffrey City. Now home to a few dozen residents, and a welcome stopover for cross-country cyclists, Jeffrey City was once Fremont County’s third largest…

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Randy Tucker on the History of Riverton

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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The Riverton Museum is hosting Randy Tucker for this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series. Author at County 10 newspaper Randy Tucker will be giving a general talk on the history of Riverton including the local World War II Prisoner of War Camp, schools, and irrigation. Randy’s talk will be in honor of the August 15, 1906 founding of the City of Riverton as part of the historical McLaughlin Agreement. Please arrive at the Riverton Museum for the Discovery Speaker…

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September 2024

JB Okie Manor Trek

September 14 @ 9:00 am
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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Join the Riverton Museum on September 14 at 9am for a Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek to the J.B. Okie Manor.  Experience a rare tour led by the building’s caretaker around the sheep tycoon’s mansion build in 1901. This tour is filled with stories from Okie’s life, the history of the manor, and details of the home’s features. Admission is $10 per person. Reservations are required in advance. Participants should meet at the Riverton Museum at 9am and be…

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October 2024

Eighth Annual Fall Fun Fest

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverton Museum, 700 E. Park Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
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The Riverton Museum will be holding its eighth annual Fall Fun Fest at the Riverton Museum from 2-4pm on October 26th as part of the Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series. Families are encouraged to stop by at any time from 2-4pm in their Halloween costumes to visit the museum and enjoy crafts, games, cookies, and hot chocolate. This event is free and open to the public.

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