March 9 – History Speaker Series
Who can we thank for the large and amazing historic photo collection at the GEM? The answer will surprise you! Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art from Humboldt State University, will present the woman who provided thousands of images for us to ponder and enjoy.
March 9th at 7pm – Encampment Opera House
Treat yourself and friends to an afternoon tea at the Encampment Opera House. The tea includes a fashion show of beautiful historic clothing from the Hettie Kyner collection (Susanna Yatman’s grandmother). It is a delightful way to spend an afternoon.
2:00 pm; $10 per person (goes towards the GEM Textile Preservation Project)
May 26 – Opening Weekend
The GEM opens for the summer season!
May 27 – CJ Box Book Signing
3 pm at the GEM – Meet award winning author, CJ Box. His new release “Vicious Circle” will be available for purchase and Mr. Box will sign it for you!
June 17 – 18 Woodchoppers Jamboree
Loggers come from all over the country to compete for the title of Rocky Mountain Champion Lumberjack. Using power saws, axes and hand saws, the men and women competitors cut down “trees”, chop logs, and saw squared wood blocks in half, racing the clock for the fastest time. Sponsored by Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. Visit CCVC for more information.
Late June (TBD) – Trek to the Beaver Creek Fire Site
The Beaver Creek Fire was detected on Sunday, June 19, 2016. It has burned over 38,000 acres. Join the GEM and the USFS on a trek to visit the burned area and learn about the fire, suppression strategy, and restoration. This will be on private and federal lands.
July 22 – Living History Day at the GEM
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.
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