2021 Museum Events

Attention for Summer 2021 Opening and Events

The Grand Encampment Museum opens for the 2021 summer season on Saturday, May 29.  Come join us that day with a visit from CJ Box on Saturday, June 5 at 3:30-5:00pm.  Also, the GEM’s History Symposium returns to the museum on June 11-12.  The theme is True West, featuring Bob Boze Bell, Johnny D. Boggs, and more!  The operating hours for this season are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.    We hope to see you here at the GEM of Southern Wyoming and have a great summer!

Friday, May 29 – GEM’s Opening Day for the Summer Tour Season

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


Tramway Days, June 5-12

A fun filled week at the GEM with several events!  C.J. Box is here on June 5, the dedication of the tramway diorama is on June 9, and the History Symposium: True West is on June 11-12.


C.J. Box Book Signing, June 5, 3:30-5:00

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


Tramway Diorama Exhibit Dedication, June 9, 2:00

The GEM’s newest exhibit will be dedicated on June 9.  Come see this spectacular display and meet the volunteers that made this marvel happen.  There will be cake there too.



The tramway diorama under construction.

June 11-12, 2nd Annual History Symposium: True West

The History Symposium returns to the GEM on June 11 and 12.  This year’s them is True West and features Bob Boze Bell, Johnny D. Boggs, and other writers, historians, and experts of western history.

See the schedule for times and details.

Friday- Sunday, June 18 – 20:  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 23 – 25 – 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 24 – 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!

Historic Trek- TBD



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.