2022 Museum Events

Attention for Summer 2022 Opening and Events

The Grand Encampment Museum opens for the 2022 summer season on Saturday, May 27.  Come join us that day with a visit from CJ Box on Saturday, May 28 at 3:30-5:00pm.  Also, the GEM’s History Symposium returns to the museum on August 19-20.  The theme is Buffalo Bill and the Wild West, featuring Jeremy Johnston, Steve Friesen, and more!  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!

Friday, 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, 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.


Friday- Sunday, June 18 – 19:  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 22-24 – 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 23 – 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 19-20- 3rd Annual Grand Encampment History Symposium

Buffalo Bill and the Wild West

Jeremy Johnston an Bill Friesen are the guest speakers with others to soon follow.  Come hear expert historians and authors speak about the legacy of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the “Wild West.”  Johnston (Cody, WY) and Friesen (Lookout Mountain, CO) will square of about where Cody’s rightful resting place should be.

Historic Trek- August 27- Pinkhampton and North Park

More details soon.



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.