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Open Now – December 31st
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum that chronicles the presence of the military in Wyoming. Frontier Army Forts of Wyoming features maps, text, and historic photographs of numerous military posts in the Cowboy State.
(Pictured below: Etching of Fort Reno in 1866 from Harpers Weekly).
christmas crafts day
Our winter Family Days series kicks off with Christmas Crafts Day on December 14th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Reservations are required and space is limited. This event is for preschool-aged children up through 12 years old, accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Sign up now to make snow globe cards, spool tractors, pinecone reindeer and sleighs, marionettes, Mason jar lid ornaments, paper crafts, and more. Call 682-5723 to sign up!
open house with santa
All community members are invited to stop by between 11:30 and 1:30 on December 14th for refreshments & a visit with Santa.
UPCOMING FAMILY DAYS
“Please Give Us One More Boom”:
Traveling Exhibit from the American Heritage Center
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is hosting “Please Give Us One More Boom,” a new traveling exhibit from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming during the months of January and February.
Although the oil and gas industry has provided great wealth to Wyoming, the consequences of reliance on these and other natural resources has made the state’s economy vulnerable to the caprices of the marketplace. Drawn primarily from the photographs, archival text, and oral histories in the UW American Heritage Center collections, this exhibit describes the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry in Wyoming from its earliest commercial history in the state during the 1800s, through most recent times, ending with a present day oil and gas boom in Converse County and anticipation of oil development in the Niobrara Oil Play of southeastern Wyoming.
(Exhibit description courtesy of the University of Wyoming Art Museum).