Museum Opening Day has changed

Rope-Open-Sign-Hot-Sauce-Rope[1]Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Due to delays in our construction material, the opening day of the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum has been changed. Instead of May 10, the new day will be May 24. That day, May 24, will be a Community Day with free admission and free refreshments from 10 – 3. On Sunday, May 25, the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum will move ...

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Next Homeschool Program is this Friday, April 25

grasshpper var sm[1]Monday, April 21, 2014

Attention all homeschool families! The next Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum homeschool program is this Friday, April 25, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. If the weather continues to be great, we will meet at the Johnson County Library Community Room, and then proceed on a nature walk to Buffalo’s City Park. There we will discuss insects, butterflies, ...

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Edith K.O. Clark Program is Thursday

Edith K O ClarkTuesday, April 8, 2014

On April 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Library, the American Heritage Center and the University of Wyoming present “Wyoming Schoolmarm, Superintendent, and Homesteader: Edith K. O. Clark”. Co-sponsored with the Johnson County Historical Society, Ginny Kilander will talk about Clark’s experiences in Wyoming and Johnson County, her long experience in the field of ...

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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum’s Homeschool Program

IMG_1910 (365x640)Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum’s homeschool program is open to any parents who homeschool their children. We meet every month, typically on the third Friday of the month, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Library Community Room. Each monthly program revolves around a theme such as Pioneers, Science Experiments, Animals, Johnson County History, etc. If you are interested, we ask that you contact Jennifer ...

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Educational Events this week at the Jim Gatchell

March 10, 2014
Geologist/Paleontologist Dr. Randolph Moses will be the featured speaker at the Johnson County Historical Society on Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. at the JC Library.  Dr. Moses will talk about the geological history of the Trailside area of the Big Horn Mountains.
Long recognized for the uniqueness of the geology, the Bighorn uplift is known for its crustal displacement which reveals rocks that range in age from Archean to Paleozoic, Mesozoic and ...
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Dinosaur Expo

IMG_1862 (640x480)February 27, 2014

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and the T-Rex Natural History Museum in Ranchester presented to the 2nd Graders are Meadowlark Elementary School yesterday. The T-Rex Museum brought a plaster cast of Sue the T-Rex, as well as a triceratops and velociraptor for the students. We had dinosaur math out in the hallway where the students got to measure how long dinosaurs were, they got to dig for fossils in ...

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Books and Community Speaks

fireside-chat[1] (320x320)February 7, 2014

Museum Director John Gavin will be on KBBS 1450 Community Speaks on February 14, 2014. Listen in around 9 a.m. to hear about our remodeling progress and new exhibits and programs. If you will be unable to listen in at that time, we will try and provide the link to his talk when it is uploaded to the ...

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Remodeling This Week

IMG_1812 (640x480)January 30, 2014

The remodeling for the store is staying on task. The carpet was ripped up late last week and Bonds Construction came in this week to starting creating the walls for new offices and for store merchandise. In the picture the Assistant Director/Registrar’s office is to the left and the Collections Assistant’s office is to the right.

The other remodeling going on ...

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Remodeling, remodeling, remodeling…

IMG_1809 (640x480)January 22, 2014

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum is continuing the remodel of the museum store. We had a fixture sale last week for all the cases, displays, and racks that were part of the old store. The carpet should get ripped out Friday and then walls should start going up. In addition to the store remodeling, we are also starting to turn over our changing exhibits gallery for the next exhibit. Together with ...

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