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Museum’s Bigger and Better Block Party

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Last year, the Carbon County Museum opened the grounds to the public to have a party. It was successful.

This year, Carbon County Museum Director Tom Mensik wanted to do something a little different. 

“This year I wanted it to be more of a block party than it was last year,” Mensik said. “I wanted more food trucks and vendors to breathe new life into a new event.”

Those Darn Miller Boys

By K.J. Schricker

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

New Exhibit at Carbon County Museum Showcases Law Enforcement History and Heroes

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Carbon County Museum in Rawlins has a new exhibit.

It goes over the history of law enforcement in Carbon Count.

Hanna Basin Museum’s Memorial Day Open House

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Saratoga Museum’s Annual Dinner Meeting

By K.J. Schricker

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

On May 19th, the Historic Hotel Wolf opened to the Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association to discuss the future of the Saratoga Museum and to expand interest in people getting into becoming local historians.

Elk Mountain Museum Hosts the 5th Annual KenDucky Derby

By Angie Hobbs

Director, Elk Mountain Museum

 

Historic Fossil Cabin Museum Set for Rescue

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Fossil Cabin Museum near Como Bluff and only a few miles outside the town of Medicine Bow finally has new hope of being moved to the Medicine Bow Museum thanks to the efforts of Discover Carbon County, after years of being on hold.

CJ Box Thrills Fans with Latest Book Signing Event

By Dana Davis   

Director, Saratoga Museum

 

CJ Box, the bestselling author of the Joe Pickett mystery series, once again generously volunteered his time for a book signing at the Saratoga Museum on May 4th to promote his latest novel, Three Inch Teeth. Enthusiastic fans had the opportunity to procure the book at the museum’s gift shop during the event.

Rubie Rivera: Carbon County Legend

By Tom Mensik    

Director, Carbon County Museum

 

The Pony Express lives again

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Pony Express came to the Hanna Basin Museum, when the director of the museum, Gerry Hutchen educated a half dozen young ones on what it was, on Tuesday, March 26, at around 1 p.m. 

Ada Bouril-Jackson: A new traveling companion? For a while anyway.

By K.J. Schricker    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

It was ten years before Ada Bouril Jackson traveled abroad. She went back to her new home in Saratoga. She bought a house that was known locally as “The Mouse House.” She worked at Old Baldy Club as a waitress. Ada took much of her spare time out on the prairie and up in the mountains discovering the rich local history and deep time history of Southern Wyoming and Colorado.

Wyoming, A Trailblazer in Women’s Suffrage

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

As March heralds Women’s History Month, Wyoming stands tall as a beacon of progress in the fight for gender equality. With a legacy dating back to its statehood on March 28, 1890, Wyoming proudly bears the title of “The Equality State” for its pioneering role in women’s suffrage.

Ada Bouril Jackson: Learning The Ropes

By K.J. Schricker

Accessionist, Saratoga Museum

 

Ada Bouril-Jackson, The Early Years

By K.J. Schricker

Accessionist, Saratoga Museum

 

Signing Three Inch Teeth

By Mike Armstrong    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

On March 3, at the Carbon County Museum, best-selling author C. J. Box was signing copies of his new “Joe Pickett” novel, “Three Inch Teeth”.

Carbon County Museum Director Tom Mensik was pleased with the crowd that showed up.

The Bouril-Jackson Collection Volume I

By K.J. Schricker

Accessionist, Saratoga Museum

 

Sometimes the business of cataloging a museum’s collection, there comes a time when you meet a hero across space and time. One of the most interesting people I have met since volunteering and working in the Saratoga Museum is the Archaeologist Ada Bouril-Jackson.

 

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