MUSEUM HOURS
  • Mon-Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Visitation restrictions are in place. Please see the Plan Your Visit page under the Explore tab

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, June 11, 2020

June 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 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, August 13, 2020

August 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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Summer Hours

May 26, 2020

The museum has transitioned to our summer hours. We are now open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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Exhibits Are Coming

May 18, 2020

The museum has been moving forward with our "Life of Verna", "A Walk Down Main Street", and "Wyoming's Largest Free Outdoor

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Reopening Process at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

May 4, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is offering limited visitation as businesses progress through reopening phases.  Most museum interactive are

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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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