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900 W. 2nd Street
Gillette, WY 82716
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum opened its doors to the public on July 21, 1974. Ralph A. Kintz was the driving force behind the establishment of the museum, purchasing the land where the famous rockpile sits and then donating this property to the county in 1970.
The Rockpile has been a landmark in Gillette for many years. The first four settlers in Gillette centered their claims on this site. Legend has it that when travelers came from the west the Rockpile would let them know when they had arrived in Gillette. The Rockpile also was not far from the railhead of the Burlington & Missouri Railroad which arrived in Gillette in 1891. Ever since this time, the famous pile of rocks has been known by local citizens as the Rockpile.
Earnest “Buster” Lynde, an early resident of Gillette, composed a poem in 1958 entitled A Plea For The Old Rock Pile imploring the county not to move the familiar rocks from the land. Nearly fifty years later, the rockpile stands in its same spot for visitors and residents to enjoy.
2013-2014 Museum Board
President - Denise Tugman
Vice President - Tom Butler
Sec./Treas. - Chris Smith
- Terry Girouard - Director
The Director is responsible for overall management of the museum.
Phone: (307) 682-5723 E-mail: email@example.com
- Penny Schroder - Education Coordinator/Photo Archives/Gift shop Manager
The Education Coordinator develops and implements education programs for children and adults, is responsible for school tours, the 1890s schoolhouse, Civil War day programs, and the Discovery Trunks.
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- Robert Henning - Registrar
The Registrar maintains all artifact records, donor information, incoming and outgoing loans, insurance records, and is responsible for the overall care and management of the museum’s artifact collections.
Phone: (307) 682-5723 E-mail: RHenning@ccgov.net
- Wendy Legerski - Museum Technician
The Museum Technician has duties in several areas: assisting the Registrar to catalog and maintain collections records, assisting the Education Coordinator to develop museum programs and exhibits; and serving at the front desk when needed.
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- Butch Schumacher - Custodian and Maintenance
Phone: (307) 682-5723
- Maria Case - Part-time Receptionist and Front Desk Attendant
Phone: (307) 682-5723
- Maggie Kimball - Part-time Receptionist and Front Desk Attendant