Riverton Museum

Riverton Museum

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Museum

About Us

The Riverton Museum is a public history museum that exists for the purpose of improving public understanding of the past as experienced in the Riverton community and Fremont County in general.

The collection of artifacts displayed are from the 20th-century pioneers who brought a new town and community to life at the big bend of Wyoming's Wind River. The Riverton Museum also holds a beautiful collection of American Indian artifacts from the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho, of the Wind River Reservation.

Along with the collection of artifacts, we also house an extensive subject file, research library, and photograph collection for researchers and the public.

Images

John Roberts, Episcopal missionary to the Wind River.
James Keller, first man hanged in Fremont County.
Paint Night at the Riverton Museum
Uranium Exhibit at the Riverton Museum
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Coffee Grinder, donated by Dave Hays
Burleson's Drug Store
Riverton Museum Pop Logan Popcorn Wagon
Handblown Glass Apothecary Jars from Burleson's Drug Store
Ladies' vanity table and accessories from the 1920's - late 1930's
Atomizer, decorative hair combs, celluloid powder box, and single-barrel curling iron.
Surrey carriage

Events

“Ranch Day”
“Ranch Day”
  • Participants will learn about and experience pioneer cooking techniques, roping, branding, rodeo, and the animals of the area
  • Saturday Aug 13, 2022
“J.B. Okie Manor Adventure Trek”
“J.B. Okie Manor Adventure Trek”
  • Experience a rare tour of the J.B. Okie Mansion that was built in 1901 by J.B. Okie, a sheep tycoon in Lost Cabin, Wyoming.
  • Saturday Aug 27, 2022
First Friday
  • Take the kids to any of our Fremont County Museums (Dubois Museum, Pioneer Museum in Lander, Riverton Museum) Friday September 2nd from 9-5pm.
  • Friday Sep 2, 2022
“How Geography Impacted Native Alaskan Tribes”
  • Hank Overturf will discuss how the different geography and regions of Alaska impacted various native tribes, their art and culture.
  • Wednesday Sep 7, 2022
“Castle Gardens Adventure Trek with Craig Bromley”
“Castle Gardens Adventure Trek with Craig Bromley”
  • View the petroglyphs at Castle Gardens and learn about the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to preserve them.
  • Saturday Sep 10, 2022
“Children’s Archeology Day”
“Children’s Archeology Day”
  • Dig into the field of Archeology with a dig box, wall painting, snacks, crafts, and more for the whole family at the Riverton Museum from 2-4pm!
  • Saturday Sep 24, 2022
“Fremont Haunts By Alma Law”
“Fremont Haunts By Alma Law”
  • Join the Riverton Museum for one of our most popular annual talks! In this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series.
  • Wednesday Oct 5, 2022
First Friday
  • Take the kids to any of our Fremont County Museums (Dubois Museum, Pioneer Museum in Lander, Riverton Museum) Friday October 7th from 9-5pm.
  • Friday Oct 7, 2022