Big tales from the bighorns

There are so many stories at the Museum At The Bighorns. Learn about Sheridan's archeological past, Native American tribes, the importance of the Bozemen Trail, rodeo and early settlement, and the influence of coal mining on the community of Sheridan.
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Rotating Exhibits

Discover new stories with our temporary exhibits that are rotated approximately three times a year.

Museum at the bighorns

Permanent Exhibits

Learn the history of Sheridan County through our collection of dioramas, artifacts and photography.

Sheridan on the Front Lines

World War II
Now - December 2021

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the wars end

Hundreds of Sheridan men and women served during World War II. Learn the stories of 9 area veterans from an Ace to a Field Hospital nurse.


Rodeo

A Genuine Western Sport & Tradition
Now - December 2021

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is currently one of the largest rodeos in Wyoming.

Discover the history of the rodeo from its humble beginnings to its modern grander.

Early Sheridan

Settlement & Economic Development
Permanent Exhibit

John Loucks plotted Sheridan on brown wrapping paper one evening in 1882.

Sheridan has grown and developed ever since. Take a walk down our memory lane through an early-Sheridan diorama and photographs.

Tribes and Trails

Of the American Indian
Permanent Exhibit

Long before the discoveries of Louis and Clark, the Sheridan area was the home and hunting grounds of various nations.

See how the Bozeman Trail, Indian Wars, and Native American culture influenced this era in Wyoming history as cultures clashed.

Archaeology

History and Prehistory in Sheridan County
Permanent Exhibit

Discover the human history and prehistory of the Sheridan area.

Before the horse was reintroduced to North America, life in our area was quite different. Learn about bison jumps, tools, arrowheads, and lodges before the horse and immigrant trails.

Tie Flume - Railroad

Transporting Timber Down The Bighorns
Permanent Exhibit

The railroad came to Sheridan in 1892.

Not long after, logging camps in the Bighorn Mountains were formed to send large logs down the mountain on water filled tie flumes.

Black Diamonds

Coal in Sheridan County
Permanent Exhibit

The story of coal is one of importance within Wyoming’s history.

For Sheridan County these black diamonds held the developmental steam of the county. Discover the lives of the Wyomingites and immigrants who came to call Wyoming home as they labored to produce the life source of their communities.