There is so much vibrant history here at the foot of the Bighorns. We share the stories of northeastern Wyoming through objects, photos, and other media in our exhibits and programs. Learn about geology, paleontology, and the archeological past of northeast Wyoming. Discover the history of people who are indigenous to the Bighorn Mountains from time immemorial. Explore the history of the Bozeman Trail; explorers and early settlement; farming, ranching, and rodeos; and the influence of coal mining on the area. Most importantly, learn about how this is all still relevant to how we live our lives here in Sheridan today. Programs and exhibits change throughout the year.
March 2023-December 2024
See the extinct dinosaurs, mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds that once called Wyoming home. On exhibit are the toe claw of a sauropod, a skull cast of the rhino-like Uintatherium, prehistoric fish, and more.
Northeastern Wyoming was the home and hunting grounds of several Indigenous nations. See how the Bozeman Trail, Indian Wars, and Native American culture influenced this era in Wyoming history as cultures clashed.
Discover the human history and prehistory of the Bighorn Mountains.
John Loucks plotted Sheridan on brown wrapping paper one evening in 1882. Sheridan has grown and developed ever since. Take a walk down memory lane through a diorama and photographs of early-Sheridan.
Explore the history of the Bighorn National Forest beginning with the tie flume-era through to the Civilian Conservation Corps projects in the 1940s.
The story of coal is one of importance in Wyoming history. For Sheridan County, black diamonds held the key to the success and development of the county. Discover the lives of the people who came to call Wyoming home as they labored to produce the life source of their communities.
Learn about Centennial Ranches, what cattle breeds Sheridan is known for, the sugar beet industry, and more.
We are open to collaborating with curators and artists from throughout the Bighorn Mountain region on new and innovative exhibits, programs, publications, or other projects. Please consider our mission and current programming to determine whether your submission is appropriate to our Museum.
Artists from Sheridan and northeastern Wyoming will receive priority consideration, although artists from all locations, and any stage of their career may be considered. Exhibits are generally scheduled 18 to 24 months in advance, but some exceptions may be considered. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you have questions, or want to submit a proposal, please email Dani Stuckle at email@example.com for more information.