2018 Museum Events

January 27 – Casino Night

Wanted: Gamblers ages 21-101

7:00 pm at the Opera House

$20 entry fee. Includes 100K in chips!

Join us for a fun night of gambling! This is the GEM’s annual fundraiser so there will be a silent auction, as well as prizes for almost everyone!  But bring your cash, checks, and cc’s!

Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day Tea

Bring Mom, Auntie, Grandma, daughters, and friends to a lovely afternoon of tea, sweets, and a vintage fashion show.  This year we are featuring “The Story of Aprons”.

We encourage you to wear your favorite apron.

Presentation is at the Grand Encampment Opera House at 2:00 PM

Admission is $10

Proceeds go towards the GEM Textile Preservation Project

Call 307.327.5308 with questions.

Friday, May 25 – GEM’s Opening Day for the Summer Tour Season

We open for regular tour season on Memorial Day Weekend! Yay!




Saturday, May 26 – CJ Box Book Signing at 3pm

CJ Box will be at the GEM to sign your new book! The GEM sells all of CJ Box books and we have every single one in stock! Even his latest and greatest. For more information call the GEM at 307.327.5308


Saturday & Sunday, June 16 – 17:  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!

TBD – Jam at the GEM

We are in the process of organizing a music event at the GEM! It will be on the newly

constructed Depot Deck at the Saratoga & Encampment Caboose.  Plan to bring your chair and sit back and enjoy the tunes.

Stay tuned for details!


Thursday, July 12th – Presentation and Book Signing with local author, Donna Coulson

Local author Donna Coulson has published her third and award winning book titled “The Archer’s Perspective”! Her books of historical fiction provide insight into the copper mining boom days of the area around Battle. We sell her books at the GEM store and will have copies on hand for folks to purchase and for Donna to sign for you.

Encampment Opera House at 6pm

20160723_135246July 20-22 – 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 21 – 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.

Hot Dog lunch served at 11am

Ice cream social!

Free Family oriented event!


August 4 –  Town of Encampment Flea Market, BBQ & Dance with Live Music from Jake Clayton!

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.