MUSEUM HOURS
  • CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus

Notice:

The museum is closed to the public until further notice. Following recommendations set forth by the Governor of Wyoming and the President, we are trying to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Limited research and other services may be available. Please contact us by email with your queries.

Please take care of your health and welfare and those around you.

Guidelines can be found at the website for the Center for Disease Control: CDC

Local information can be found at the Johnson County website: Johnson County

 

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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Monday, April 6, 2020

April Community Speaks

9:00 am -
9:30 am

Museum staff will speak at 9 a.m. on KBBS 1450's Community Speaks. Hear what is happening at the museum.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

April Board Meeting

3:00 pm -
4:00 pm

The public is welcome to attend the Governing Board's April meeting. They meet at 3 p.m.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Centennial Ranches History Conference- CANCELED

5:00 pm -
8:00 pm

Due to the Cornavirus, the museum has decided to cancel this event. Thank you for your interest and we hope to

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Grow with the Gatchell

March 23, 2020

During this time of closures, including the museum, staff has put together a series of educational YouTube videos for individuals to

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Museum Closure

March 17, 2020

The museum is currently closed to the public.  Following recommendations set forth by the Governor of Wyoming and the President, we

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School Programs

March 9, 2020

Flashlights, Dinosaurs, and more! This week kicks off our Light program with first grade students. They are touring the museum learning

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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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