2017 Museum Events

August 10th – Speaker Series Topic: John Wesley Powell

The Presentation, “John Wesley Powell, Myrtle, and Me”, with Jessica Flock chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Presentation is located at the Grand Encampment Opera House at 7:00 pm  Free Admission.

Funded by the Wyoming Humanities Council

Call 307-327-5308 with questions.

August 24th – Speaker Series Tops:  Kit Carson with John D. Farr

Kit” Carson, was a mountain man fur trapper, explorer, and military leader.   He did not read or write but spoke 12 languages, including Native American languages and is estimated to have traveled 50,000 miles on foot in the western territories.  Learn about the life and times of the famous but unknown “Kit” Carson which included California statehood, the Civil War, early western settlement and war with Mexico.

Presentation is at the Grand Encampment Opera House at 7:00 PM

Free Admission.

Funded by the Wyoming Humanities Council

Call 307.327.5308 with questions.

Late July 2018  – Living History Day and S.M.M.L Mountain Man Rendezvous


Dawn Baily demonstrates how to weave on a loom

Experience local history at its finest! Smell the biscuits baking in a dutch oven, hear the ping of a blacksmith’s forge, try your hand at weaving….so much to see, hear, smell, and experience.


20160723_135246Late July 2018 – Sierra Madre Muzzleloader Mountain Man Rendezvous

This annual rendezvous coincides with Living History Day at the GEM. Visitors can experience how mountain men and women lived in a fur trade economy in the 1830’s.

For more information visit: http://www.wyomingcarboncounty.com



August 5 – Flea Market and Town of Encampment Community BBQ

Locals can rent a booth at the GEM to sell their “goods”.

The Town of Encampment hosts a BBQ with live entertainment. Open to the public.