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News & Stories from the Museum At The Bighorns
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

by Jessica Knight
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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.

by Jessica Knight
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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.

by Jessica Knight
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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
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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
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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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New Exhibit
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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New Exhibit
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

The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage

$ 19.95 

Death at Lame Deer

$ 19.95 

Wyoming Place Names

$ 16.00 

The Tarnished Saber

$ 19.95 

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YEARLY PARTICIPANTS IN CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

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YEARLY STUDENTS ON SCHOOL TOURS