On Wednesday, November 15, the Museum at the Bighorns announced plans to relocate to the historic Woolworth building at 171 North Main Street, in downtown Sheridan. Executive Director Dani Stuckle said the Museum will temporarily close after the annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 16, and will reopen downtown in the Spring of 2025.
Join us on Friday, October 27 starting at 5:30 pm, for the Museum at the Bighorns’ History Happy Hour. This casual program invites local experts to weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share insights, answer questions, all while enjoying a beverage of choice. Chip King and Mark Demple will lead a discussion, focused on the history of Sheridan Beer and Sheridan Brewing. The program will be held outside on the museum porch, weather permitting. Attendees are encouraged to bring a comfy camp chair along with their questions and comments. BYOB.
In case of bad weather, the event will be moved inside the museum.
Join us on Friday, September 22 starting at 5:30 pm, for the Museum at the Bighorns’ first History Happy Hour. Retired fireman and board member, Greg Luhman will lead a discussion, focused on the 1988 Ritz Fire. The program will be held outside on the museum porch and attendees are encouraged to bring a comfy camp chair along with their questions and comments. BYOB. The program is free, and no registration is necessary.
Join the Museum September 8 & 9 for the 4th annual Living History Cemetery Tour: Ranchers of Sheridan County at 7:30 pm. Space is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance.
Elected officials and leaders and staff from government agencies and local nonprofit organizations are invited to join the staff and board from the Museum on Wednesday, August 16 for an open house from 3 to 6 pm. Complimentary food and drinks provided.
Members are invited to join the Museum at the Bighorns for a special summer party on our porch on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
The Museum at the Bighorns staff invites tourism industry and hospitality frontline staff to join us for an open house on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Join the Museum at the Bighorns from 7:30 am-10:30 am Sunday, May 21 for our 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast.
Join the Museum at the Bighorns from 9 am-5 pm Saturday, May 13 for our inaugural Family Day celebrating Historic Preservation Month.
This Place Matters Poster Contest Opens to Sheridan County Students
Staff and volunteers at the Museum at the Bighorns are busily planning a slate of new and returning favorite programs for the spring and summer. We'll kick off the season again with the pancake breakfast on Memorial Day Weekend. Come have a seat on our porch and get a good view of the annual Eaton's Horse Drive while enjoying hearty pancakes and coffee. We're also planning a variety of programming for children, families, and adults that includes demonstrations, lectures, and special events. Several programs will connect to the fossil exhibit, regional Indigenous history, and the days of early settlement.
In partnership with Sheridan College's Museum of Discovery, the Museum at the Bighorns is excited to announce the opening of a new fossil exhibit. Dinosaurs to Mammals: 150 Million Years of Wyoming Prehistory is a temporary exhibit featuring fossils that represent the great span of biological diversity found in northeastern Wyoming across the scope of geographic time. This exhibit has been supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.