2023 Museum Events

Attention for Summer 2023 Opening and Events

The Grand Encampment Museum opens for the 2023 summer season on Saturday, May 27.  Come join us that day with a visit from CJ Box on Saturday, May 27 at 3:30-5:00pm.  Also, the GEM’s History Symposium returns to the museum on August 11-12.  The theme is Land of the West featuring experts, authors, and historians exploring the traditions and issues of the resources of the west.  The operating hours for this season are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, noon-4pm.    We hope to see you here at the GEM of Southern Wyoming and have a great summer!

Saturday, May 27 – GEM’s Opening Day for the Summer Tour Season

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


C.J. Box Book Signing, Saturday, May 27, 3:30-5:00

come to the GEM and have C.J. Box sign his latest book, Storm Watch.  The museum’s gift shop has the entire Joe Picket series available for purchase.


Saturday- Sunday, June 17-18:  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!

Michael Amundson Presents the Life and Art of Merritt Danna Houghton                 Monday, June 26, 6:00 pm

Come hear Dr. Michael Amundson talk about his latest book, The Life and Art of Merritt Danna Houghton.  Houghton was an artist that sketched much of Wyoming and did many of his sketches in Encampment during the copper mining boom.

The GEM in Print                                                                                                                             Wednesday, June 28, 7:00pm

A regional authors discussion with C.J. Box, Candy Moulton, Tim Nicklas, Lynda Johnson, Donna Coulson, and Sharon O’Toole.  Come here them discuss what inspired them and the process they went through.

20160723_135246July 21-23 – 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 22 – 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!

August 11-12- 4th Annual Grand Encampment History Symposium

Land of the West   ( Postponed Until a Later Date)

The theme is Land of the West featuring experts, authors, and historians exploring the traditions and issues of the resources of the west.

More information to come.

Annual Historic Trek- August 19

More details soon.


Colorado Grand                                                                                                                              September 13

Vintage sports cars will make a stop at the Grand Encampment Museum as they make their annual trek in Colorado and Wyoming


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.