2019 Museum Events

May 25 – CJ Box Book Signing

3:30 pm at the Grand Encampment Musuem


CJ Box’ s new book, Wolf Pack is available for the New York Times best selling author in the GEM’s gift shop.

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

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


Thursday, June 13 – Art of Merritt Dana Houghton by Michael Amundson


6:30 pm at the Grand Encampment Museum

Experience the artwork of Merritt Dana Houghton as he traveled through Southern Wyoming around the turn of the century.

Presented by historian Michael Amundson of Northern Arizona University.

Saturday & Sunday, June 15 – 16:  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!

Thursday, June 20 – Author Joan Fountain


6:30 at the Grand Encampment Museum

Joan Fountain presents her latest historical novel, No Shadow of Turning, about a Civil War Veteran in Wyoming.  She will speak about the writing process and the research that went inot this book.  Come early to see the Sierra Madre Strings Trio perform on the caboose stage at 5:30.

Saturday, June 29 – The Powell Expedition: 150 years


6:00 pm at the Grand Encampment Museum

Ray Sumner (Lt. Colonel, Retired) is the great-great-grandson of Jack Sumner, the only one to go from the beginning to end of the Powell Expedition.  Ray will share his years of research on the subject, as well as his experience working with the National Park Service, The Smithsonian, and the Army Corps of Engineers to mark this 150 year milestone.

20160723_135246July 26 – 28 – 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 27 – 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 2-3, Pioneering Women: Symposium on the History of Women in Wyoming and the West


At the Grand Encampment Museum

Friday, August 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Women’s history in Wyoming and the west as presented by numerous authors and scholars.  Books available for purchase and book signing.

Saturday, August 17 – Native American Trek at Big Creek Ranch


9:00 am – assemble at the Grand Encampment Museum

Tour the tipi rings and archeaological sites at Big Creek Ranch with Dr. Jason LaBelle and Ray Sumner.


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.