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, August 13, 2020

August 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, 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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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours Day 6

8:30 pm -
10:30 pm

See Buffalo's past come alive at Willow Grove Cemetery. Tour at night and hear spirits talk about their lives. Bring a

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Echoes of the Past-Week 2

August 10, 2020

We cannot thank the Buffalo community enough for enjoying our Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours so far. We have four

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Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours

July 27, 2020

The Echoes of the Past Cemetery Tours for 2020 are coming in August! Join the museum on August 6, 7, 8

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Interstate Signs

July 13, 2020

The museum is excited to announce that the Wyoming Department of Transportation has installed six interstate signs advertising the museum! 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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