2024 Museum Events

Attention for Summer 2024 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 25 at 4:00-5:00pm.  Also, the GEM’s History Symposium returns to the museum on August 16-17.  The theme is Filming the West featuring experts, authors, and historians and film makers 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 25 – 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 25, 4:00-5:00

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


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!

Friday, July 19 at 5:15 – Alan O’Hashi  Presents Libby Flats.

Author, journalist, and filmmaker Alan O’Hashi will be presenting his newest novel, Libby Flats.

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.

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July 27 – 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 16-17- 4th Annual Grand Encampment History Symposium

Filming the West

The theme is Filming the West featuring experts, authors, historians, film makers exploring the traditions and issues of the west.

This year’s history Symposium may be the best one yet! Titled Filming the West, it will feature Candy Moulton and her film Battle of Red Buttes, Steve Peck and Wyoming Chronicle, Jordan Dresser and Sophie Barksdale with Who She Is, and Alan O’Hashi presenting The Arapaho Covered Wagon. Also, there will be a special viewing of the local 1970s production Treasure of the Hidden Valley! You don’t want to miss this fascinating event on August 16&17.


Annual Historic Trek- August 24

Trek to the historic Aspen Alley Ranch.  Explore tipi and fire rings left behind by the Utes many years ago.


Please check back frequently to see what events are added throughout the summer season.


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.