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Historic Preservation Month: Cady Building

The Cady Building in Sheridan had a third floor with an opera house until a fire ravaged the building in 1906. The celebrate Historic Preservation Month, the museum is featuring historic buildings in Sheridan County.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Historic Preservation Month: Odd Fellows Hall

The Odd Fellows hall is Big Horn, Wyoming was built in 1892, and still stands today! To celebrate historic preservation month the museum is posting blogs about historic structures in Sheridan County.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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History After Dark: Henry Burgess

A Distinguished Sheridan Native, Rancher, Soldier, Lawyer

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Edward Gillette

Edward Gillette came to the American West after college having lived his entire life on the east coast. He never went back, and blazed trails in Wyoming and the West the rest of his life.

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New Exhibit
Baá Hawassiio & Ènomóhtåhéseh: Healthcare on the Crow & Northern Cheyenne Reservations

The Museum at the Bighorns invites members of our community and summer guests to visit this year’s traveling exhibit.

by Mikayla Larrow
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On This Day
December 1918: Elliott Perkins’s Holiday Letters Home

While spending a year as a cowboy, Elliott Perkins wrote letters home to his parents in Massachusetts. His letters from December 1918 beautifully illustrate what this 17 year old boy's first Christmas season away from home was like.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Raising Funds for Undersheriff McPherren's Headstone

October 7, 2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of Undersheriff William McPherren's death in the line of duty. He deserves a headstone.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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On This Day
October 2, 1889: Cam and Annie May Get Hitched

Cameran Garbutt and Annie May Loucks were wed on this day in 1889.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Sam Iddings Painting Raffle

Raffle to benefit education department only $5 a ticket!

by Mikayla Larrow
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September 14, 1944: Yentzer Gets a Medal

On this day in 1944, Ensign Dick Yentzer received a Purple Heart on the USS Tulagi.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Cemetery Tours Dates Announced

Learn what topics will be covered during this year's cemetery tours.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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August 15, 1987: Bernard Thomas Gives a Gift

Forty years after a chalk doodle on a school chalk board, Bernard Thomas surprises the school with a gift.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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The PK Rodeo

Mary Morgan brought this short lived rodeo to life and we still remember it today!

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Saving the Sheridan Inn

In the 1960s the community came together to save the Sheridan Inn. The Sheridan County Historical Society led the way!

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Mural In Progress

The Museum at the Bighorns is excited to announce a new interactive display coming to the museum!

by Mikayla Larrow
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Themed Walking Tours Coming This Summer

The museum will lead walking tours downtown on Sheridan Disasters and the Red-Light District.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Summer Tidbit Activity Series Expanded

All the 10am slots filled so we are please to announce a new 1pm Tidbit!

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Museum Announces Summer Market

Every first Saturday this summer the Museum will be hosting a market! Come support local artists and crafters!

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Museum Moves to Summer Hours

Now there is even more time to visit the museum! Also learn more about upcoming summer events.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Pancake Market: Seeking Vendors

Showcase your handmade goods at the Pancake Market on May 23.

by Mikayla Larrow
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Historic Preservation Month: The Sheridan Commercial Company

The Sheridan Commercial Company has been located at 303 Broadway since 1903. The business survived their original building burning down. Now they're new building is over 100 years old!

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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Historic Preservation Month: Sheridan Main Street National Historic District

Part of Sheridan's Main Street is a National Historic District. What does that mean?

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Historic Preservation Month: The Hotel Rex

Opening in 1913, the Hotel Rex took it's place in Sheridan's darker past. This hotel and it's famous madam are legends in the community to this day.

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Historic Preservation Month: The Federal Building

The Sheridan Federal Building opened in 1910. After the original tenants moved out the building took on a new life.

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Sheridan: A Unique Western Town

Sheridan is a perfect stopping place halfway between Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. Spend a day or two exploring Sheridan, and you'll want to come back to see the rest!

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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John Loucks Buys a Piano

John D. Loucks purchased his family a piano before they even moved to Sheridan. The Decker Brothers upright piano stayed in the family for three generations and is now on exhibit in the museum's Sheridan gallery.

by Jessica Knight Salzman
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New Hours: Museum Opening for the Season

We’re excited to be back open for the season! We’ve been working to update three of our current exhibits and install touchable items back onto the floor.

by Mikayla Larrow
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On This Day
In it from the Beginning

Pearl Harbor--an attack so close to home. Learn about the men of Sheridan County who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom.

by Mikayla Larrow
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Robert Jesser

This is the story of an 18-year-old man from Sheridan who was inducted into the Army to fight in World War II and died as a POW.

by Mikayla Larrow
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Sheridan on the Frontlines

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of World War II’s end with Japan’s official surrender on September 2, 1945.

by Mikayla Larrow
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Let ‘Er Buck: Rodeo in Sheridan County

Explore the origins of rodeo as a sport and the start of major rodeo in Sheridan County with Mrs. Mary Morgan.

by Mikayla Larrow
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learn more about the SHERIDAN areA

Shop our collection of books in the Museum Gift Shop

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life

$ 26.95 

The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm

$ 23.99 

World War II POW Camps of Wyoming

$ 21.99 

Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic

$ 21.95 

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YEARLY PARTICIPANTS IN CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

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YEARLY STUDENTS ON SCHOOL TOURS