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    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Welcome to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

In the spring of 1900, Pharmacist Theodore James Gatchell, better known as Jim, opened the first drugstore in Johnson County. The Buffalo Pharmacy became a popular stopping place for cowboys, lawmen, settlers, cattle barons, and famous Army scouts.

Jim became a trusted friend to the region’s Native Americans, local residents, and those that passed through town. Many of those that befriended Jim brought him several gifts over the years. From guns to medicine bags, bow and arrows to clothing, those gifts now help tell Jim’s incredible story inside the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

July Community Speaks

9:00 am -
9:30 am

Tune in to the Big Horn Mountain Radio Network's KBBS 1450 Community Speaks program at 9 p.m. Hear what is happening

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

July Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The monthly museum board meeting is open to the public if you wish to attend.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cemetery Tours Community Speaks

9:00 am -
9:30 am

Tune in to the Big Horn Mountain Radio Network's KBBS 1450 Community Speaks program at 9 p.m. Hear who our cast

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Our New Roof

June 29, 2020

We are SUPER excited that the roof on the Carnegie library/museum front entrance building was replaced last week!! As you may

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Sponsorship

June 16, 2020

We are excited to be sponsored by ANB Bank of Buffalo! Their donation will allow full-time staff, summer employees, and a

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Summer Programming

June 2, 2020

It is with great sadness that the museum has made the difficult decision to postpone much of our summer programming. We

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Thank you for visiting the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum website. We welcome you to contact us anytime regarding your experience at our site or if you have any questions about the Museum. Feel free to use the form below.

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