2017 Museum Events

CJ Box at the GEM

CJ Box at the GEM

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

WoodchoppersJamboreeLoggers 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.

Photo of Beaver Creek Fire by Mark Dunning

Photo of Beaver Creek Fire by Mark Dunning

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.

Photo by Bob Kisken

Photo by Bob Kisken

July 15-16  Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering

A gathering of cowboys, poets, and good folk to enjoy music together.
For more information: http://www.grandencampmentgathering.org/

July 22 – Living History Day at the GEM


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_135246July 21-23   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.