The Museum at the Bighorns will begin winter hours

Beginning on Thursday, March 18, 2021, hours of operation will be Thursday through Saturday from 1-5pm. Executive Director Mikayla Larrow stated, “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.” Larrow explained that the updates came in the wake of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the museum last year, “usually we have a new exhibit but with being shutdown and hearing community feedback we’ve kept Rodeo in Sheridan County up for another year. This allowed us to refocus on making changes and expanding our permanent exhibits.”

Part of this expansion includes the museum’s Early Sheridan exhibit which now discusses the founding of the community and continues into more modern discourse.

One of the items Larrow is excited to be exhibiting is the original Loucks family piano. Over 130 years old, 2021 marks the first time the piano has been accessible to the public in many years. “The expansion of the exhibit allowed us to focus in on aspects of our culture that can be often forgotten. Before the Iphone, Internet, television or radio, human entertainment routinely fell to music. By showcasing this piece it allows us to discuss one of the human experiences in music and what it means to Sheridan. Those who visit the exhibit will likely see a familiar face in that of Dr. Peter Schunk who is a part of the musical legacy of Sheridan.”  

Members of the community can visit the museum for $6 with $5 for seniors and $3 for students, veterans, and teenagers. Current museum members and children 12 and under are able to visit for free.

Those wishing to make appointments with staff, or community members who have questions, are welcome to call the museum at: 307-675-1150.

For further information, please call the Museum at the Bighorns: 307-675-1150.

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