Past Events

Preserving Precious Possessions-Preserving Quilts at Home


February 10, 2020

On February 8th 8 people joined  Sweetwater County Historical Museum Curator Amanda Benson when she conducted a seminar on quilt care and preservation, the first in a new series of seminars planned by the museum: Preserving Our Precious Possessions. Benson spent under an hour discussing major threats to quilts and other textiles, and used examples to showcase the best ways to store items. A powerpoint served to show images of topics including common pests, like silverfish and deermice, and examples of light fading. Participants asked many questions from topics like how many quilts could be laid on a bed safely and how to roll quilts.

Upcoming seminars will cover subjects such as the care of photographs, firearms, and family heirlooms. Each seminar will be appoximately an hour long and have opportunities for participants to ask questions about specific examples or anything covered during the seminar. Announcements will be made as the seminars are scheduled; for additional information, call (307) 872-6435 or contact the museum by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can keep up to date with all of our great events and some fascinating history on the museum website at www.sweetwatermuseum.org , or its Facebook page.

Family Fun Saturday-Chinese New Year

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Above Right:   Beth Wille, age 5, Carl Wille, 2, and their dad, Levi Wille, making paper Chinese lanterns at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum event on Saturday​

Above Left:   Five-year-old Camryn Christiansen of Green River shows off her paper Chinese lantern. At right is Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady.​

Families attend County Museum Chinese Lunar New Year event​

(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - January 25, 2020)     January 25, 2020 was the official beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and over 30 adults and children from Rock Springs and Green River attended the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s special event to mark the day.​

Museum Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady showed children, parents, and grandparents how to make their own paper Chinese lanterns to take home, spoke about the importance of the Chinese in Sweetwater County history, and conducted a special tour of the museum.​

Other upcoming museum events include Coffee with the Curator at Coal Train Coffee Depot in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 1, and Get Real Coffee in Green River on Saturday, February 8, plus a day of Map Reading and Back Country Navigation training at Sweetwater County Fire District #1 headquarters in Rock Springs on Saturday, February 15. ​

Did you see this event in the Rocket Miner, Wyo4news, or the Green River Star? Please check our Calendar of Events (under the Explore tab) or our follow our Facebook to stay current on all the Museum's events.



December 18, 2019

Public Engagement Coordinator Aidan Brady, shown here, provided a group of Green River High School students with a special tour of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum on Tuesday.

The museum’s gallery includes exhibits on pre-historic peoples, the mountain men, immigrants, the railroad, coal and trona mining, the Lincoln Highway, the Chinese in Rock Springs, ranching, John Wesley Powell, and a special Christmas exhibit museum staff prepared last month. You can learn more about scheduling a tour for your group under the "Learn" tab.

The museum is located at 3 East Flaming Gorge Way in Green River. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and admission is free.

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Winter Wonderland Open House December 14, 2019

Winter Wonderland Crafts

Nearly 20 people joined us on December 14 and chose from a series of fun and whimsical snow themed crafts! The free event ran from 10 AM until 4 PM. All supplies were provided and all ages were welcome. A powerpoint discussing the history of snowmen and winter in sweetwater county was on loop during the event. Cookies from Daily Knead, hot chocolate, and cider were served during the event. Guests also explored our gallery and some of the great items for sale in our bookstore! 

Crafts included:

Snowman Snowflake-a fun snowflake made of snowpeople!

Sled bookmark-Add a wintery flair to any reading adventure!

Snowman magnet-This fun magnet isn't complete without a stovepipe hat!

You can see more pictures of the event on our Facebook page.

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