Thursday, June 13 – Art of Merritt Dana Houghton by Michael Amundson
6:30 pm at the Grand Encampment Museum
Experience the artwork of Merritt Dana Houghton as he traveled through Southern Wyoming around the turn of the century.
Presented by historian Michael Amundson of Northern Arizona University.
Saturday & Sunday, June 15 – 16: Woodchoppers Jamboree, Parade & Rodeo
Watch the chips fly as guys and gals sling hatchets, axes, and chainsaws! This is an exciting and unique event – don’t miss it!
Thursday, June 20 – Author Joan Fountain
6:30 at the Grand Encampment Museum
Joan Fountain presents her latest historical novel, No Shadow of Turning, about a Civil War Veteran in Wyoming. She will speak about the writing process and the research that went inot this book. Come early to see the Sierra Madre Strings Trio perform on the caboose stage at 5:30.
6:00 pm at the Grand Encampment Museum
Ray Sumner (Lt. Colonel, Retired) is the great-great-grandson of Jack Sumner, the only one to go from the beginning to end of the Powell Expedition. Ray will share his years of research on the subject, as well as his experience working with the National Park Service, The Smithsonian, and the Army Corps of Engineers to mark this 150 year milestone.
July 26 – 28 – Sierra Madre Muzzleloader Mountain Man Rendezvous
Experience the Mountain Man life! 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
July 27 – Living History Day and S.M.M.L Mountain Man Rendezvous
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.
Hot Dog lunch served at 11am
Ice cream social!
Free Family oriented event!
August 2-3, Pioneering Women: Symposium on the History of Women in Wyoming and the West
At the Grand Encampment Museum
Friday, August 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Women’s history in Wyoming and the west as presented by numerous authors and scholars. Books available for purchase and book signing.
Saturday, August 17 – Native American Trek at Big Creek Ranch
9:00 am – assemble at the Grand Encampment Museum
Tour the tipi rings and archeaological sites at Big Creek Ranch with Dr. Jason LaBelle and Ray Sumner.