2020 Museum Events

Attention for Summer 2020 Opening and Events

The Grand Encampment Museum opens for the 2020 summer season on Friday, May 22.  Come join us that day with a visit from CJ Box at 3pm.  The operating hours for this season have changed and will be Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm.  Also, this season we will be offering limited tours every 15 minutes after the hour.  We hope to see you here at the GEM of Southern Wyoming and have a great summer!

Friday, May 22 – GEM’s Opening Day for the Summer Tour Season

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


June 12-13, 2nd Annual History Symposium: True West – Cancelled


Saturday & Sunday, June 13 – 14:  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!

20160723_135246July 24 – 26 – 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 25 – Living History Day


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.

Ice cream social!

Free Family oriented event!

Saturday, August 8 – Trek to Skyline Ranch


9:00 am – assemble at the Grand Encampment Museum

Tour the old buildings leftover from its days as a youth and church camp.  Many summer memories were shared at this historic Wyoming Ranch.


TBD –  Town of Encampment Flea Market, BBQ & Dance with Live Music

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.