Educational programs for all ages

Get familiar with Sheridan's history through our adult and youth programs and education resources for teachers.
adult program
September - May
10:30am

Join us each month for programs moderated by local historian Helen Laumann and co-hosted with the Hub on Smith. Conversations are open to the public at no cost. Past topics include the “History of the Bighorn Mountains,” “Railroads of Sheridan County,” and “Prohibition in Sheridan County.”

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adult program
March - May &
September - December
2nd Tuesday Each Month

Enrich your understanding of local history at our evening discussion series. History After Dark covers a variety of topics from the Great Sioux war to the legacy of Sheridan Beer and World War II. *This event is free to members; $5 to non-members.

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adult program
Dates TBA

With over 20,000 burials dating back to the 1880s, cemetery tours offer a glimpse at a unique cross section of history. Previous tours have included Sheridan Founders, Women of Distinction, Red Light District, Murder and Suicide, Union and Confederate Veterans. This is a ticketed event.

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Youth program
January - May
& September - December
Every Saturday
and
June-August
Every other Tuesday

Learn local history with fun hands-on activities for children ages 6-10. Every other Tuesday this summer at 10 am on the museum porch. We will be learning about butter, rodeo, weaving, painting and ice cream! A parent, grandparent, or guardian must accompany participants and RSVP children by the Saturday before the event. Tidbit Programs are free of charge. Reservations can be made by calling the museum at 307-675-1150 or online https://forms.gle/oTuGDqpgo4ghAzWdA.

Check out these DIY Tidbit activities:

Youth program

This annual competition engages students grades 6-8 (Junior Division) and 9-12 (Senior Division) in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Working individually or cooperatively, students learn how to define a historical question, locate source material, take notes, analyze information and, ultimately, make a presentation. Students also develop skills in research, writing, critical thinking, and communication while perfecting their chosen topic. Topics are based on an annual theme in one of the five categories: Paper, Performance, Exhibit, Documentary, and Website. Projects are then evaluated at regional, state, and national competitions.

For more information on getting your students involved or to volunteer with History Day, contact Sharie at

teacher & small group
resources

Bring history into the classroom! Our resource trunks focus on the history and culture of Sheridan County, the Bighorn Mountains, and the Powder River Basin. Each trunk contains student activities, a teacher resource guide, objects and photographs. Choose among four different trunks:

1. The Bison (Buffalo) Culture
2. Native Americans on the High Plains
3. Black Diamonds: Exploring Sheridan’s Coal Mining
4. Pioneer Games

History Trunks are available for check out year round at no cost. They can be checked out for a week, but must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. or call at 307-675-1150 to check availability.

teacher & small group resources

The museum offers a variety of educational programs both on and off site. While we do encourage class visits to the Museum, we are also happy to come to you and deliver a program specific to your needs in your classroom. This guide summarizes the various programs currently available to teachers. Please keep in mind that the programs offered can be adapted to fit with your lesson plans and the topics that you will have covered prior to the visit. The education programs offered by the Sheridan County Museum can help your class meet a number of Wyoming Department of Education standards and benchmarks. *Availability for in-class visits is reliant on staff schedules. Please call with a minimum three weeks’ notice of request.

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Recent educational programs at the Museum At The Bighorns.

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