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 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    August 9, 2017 

Helping American veterans at the county museum

August’s Artifact of the Month continues to focus on World War I artifacts in conjunction with the traveling World War I exhibit, “Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918,” from the Fort Casper Museum. This month’s artifact is a wool...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Artifact of the Month: The GAR flag

This month’s artifact of the month is the first of a four-month series revolving around World War I and patriotic artifacts. The Sweetwater County Museum will host a traveling exhibit on World War I from mid-July to early October, to celebrate the...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Dummy returns to museum

Back by popular demand, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is featuring the ventriloquist dummy used by Thomas C. Smith for May’s Artifact of the Month. This dummy wears a cowboy outfit, which is fitting for Wyoming. The dummy was made in...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Artifact of the month: A cure for that cough

Catching a cold can be a year-round occurrence and quite the nuisance when you catch one. Everyone hates the runny noses, sneezing and coughing that comes with a cold, and many people have go-to supplies for handling cold-related symptoms. For this...

 

Artifacts showcase residents' poetic and musical talents

March’s Artifact of the Month is a little different as it features two artifacts instead of one. The first is a poem written by William J. Stroud, also known as “Rocky Mountain Bill,” titled “The Last Supper.” The second artifact is sheet...

 

Museum showcases Smithsonian booklet for artifact of the month

February is typically known as a month of romance due in part to Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. For this month’s Artifact of the Month, the Sweetwater County Museum is also getting into the romantic mood, but in a different sense. The featured...

 

Museum features toy plane

It’s the holiday season, and many people are buying toys for the children in their lives. For December’s Artifact of the Month, the Sweetwater County Museum is featuring a toy airplane from the 1930s, which was donated to the Museum by Robert....

 

Lighting cigarettes for political campaigns

Since November 2016 marks another election year, this month’s artifact of the month comes from political advertising for elections. This artifact is a matchbook advertisement from John Warden Opie’s re-election campaign for County Coroner around...

 

Device reveals county's nuclear past

This month’s featured artifact is a Geiger counter donated to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum by Arnold M. Hannum. Geiger counters are used to detect ionizing radiation, and similar objects have been used in the uranium mining business in...

 

A shell at the Sweetwater County Museum?

Among the collection of artifacts housed at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is a large shell horn. With a red and black wooden mouthpiece installed on one side and tied with a dark red cord, t...

 

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