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    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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    Closed
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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, May 13, 2021

May Community Speaks

8:00 am -
8:30 am

Tune in to the Big Horn Mountain Radio Network's KBBS 1450 Community Speaks program at 8 a.m. Hear what is happening

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

School Cemetery Tour: CPES

1:45 pm -
2:45 pm

Fourth grade students visit Buffalo's cemetery. As a result, they discover residents who helped shape their community's history.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

May Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The public is welcome to attend the Governing Board Meeting.

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“Dinner for Eight” at the Historic HF Bar Ranch

May 10, 2021

The Gatchell Museum Association is raffling a "Dinner for Eight" at the Historic HF Bar Ranch. Tickets are $25 or 5

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Centennial Ranches of Johnson County Videos are Live

April 26, 2021

Thank you to all you sponsored, attended, and shared the news of our Centennial Ranches of Johnson County Virtual Conference. The

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Fall Gathering Date has been Announced

April 7, 2021

The Gatchell Museum Association invites you to the "Red Angus Saloon" (Johnson County Fairgrounds) on Saturday October 9, 2021. From 6

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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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