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Showing in the Gallery:
    
  Cowtown Couture
 Now through May 31st
  
The Rockpile Museum announces Cowtown Couture, an exhibit featuring apparel of the cowboys, ranchers, homesteaders, and townsfolk of early Gillette and Campbell County. The arrival of the railroad in 1891 greatly boosted the number of people settling in northeastern Wyoming. In 1892, the incorporation of the new town of Gillette brought banks, churches, schools and other amenities to local families. Locally, clothing began to reflect a desire for style as well as the sturdy, functional apparel that was necessary for rugged life in the country. Cowtown Couture features fascinating articles of clothing worn by both the early city folk and rural citizens. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience authentic, century-old local clothing including an 1878 bearskin coat, an intricately beaded dress from the early 1900s, and an array of fashionable hats once seen on the streets of Gillette.

This exhibit will be open in April and May. Visit the Rockpile Museum Monday through Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please call 307-682-5723 with questions. 
 
Cowtown Couture Hats