Visit our gift shop located inside the museum, to the right of the entrance. There is something for everyone, including books, finger puppets, coal candy, arrowheads, mineral rocks, postcards, bonnets, and retro Wyoming tourism posters.
Don’t forget to check it out before you leave the museum!
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Coal in Campbell County from local author Mary Kelley. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images of the coal industry in this Wyoming county.
In his Annual Report ofthe Territorial Geologist to the Governor of Wyoming 1890, Louis D. Ricketts wrote, “The coal of this district has little other use than that of supplying a local market.” Years later, nothing could be further from the truth. The United States uses approximately one billion tons of coal a year, with about 390 million tons coming from Campbell County, Wyoming.
Since large-scale commercial coal production began in Campbell County in the mid-1970s, most coal companies have changed names, owners and boundaries several times. To let those changes go unrecorded would be to lose the very beginning of coal in Campbell County. Images of America: Coal in Campbell County hopes to preserve the history of the coal industry for future generations through this compilation of stories and vintage images.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Rockpile Museum.
Get your copy today at the museum.
Centennial Lapel Pins and Centennial Coins are now available at the museum gift shopl. The pins cost $3.00 and the coins $5.00 (includes tax).
LAPEL PINS (brass colored) and CENTENNIAL COINS (silver colored):
"Dee and the Mammoth" by Gene Gagliano with illustrations by Zachary Pullen. Published by the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College, this book tells the story of a girl named Dee who travels with her geologist father to uncover the bones of Dee, the mammoth. The story is accompanied by a DVD which tells the entire story of Dee the mammoth from discovery to display in DVD form, along with an audio version of the book. This book was only recently released and the Rockpile Museum is one of the few places to purchase it.
Get yours today!!!