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2017

February 16
Avalanche Clinic with Adam Babcock (Bureau of Land Management), 7 pm
BLM Avalanche expert Adam Babcock will conduct a free clinic and presentation on avalanches at the Meeteetse Museums. Topics include historic and recent avalanches with fatalities (including those at Kirwin, Wyoming), avalanche dynamics, “tools of the trade,” how to stay safe, and where to get training in safety and procedures. Free admission.

March 15
Wars’ Voices - Are You Listening?, 7 pm
Presenter Val Burgess will provide a history of WWII POWs using primary resources of those who participated and were captured during this worldwide conflict - both European and Pacific theaters of war. The program will paint the reality of war and the human experience, revealing the depth and complexity it had on their lives, and offer insight to the extreme and abhorrent conditions they survived while in captivity. The goal is to make this war personal so that we understand the costs, yesterday and today, of our military involvement throughout the world.
Free admission.

April 8 - POSTPONED - NEW DATE FORTHCOMING
Ashlee Lundvall Presentation and Book Signing, 1 pm
Northwest Wyoming resident Ashlee Lundvall will conduct a presentation on making the outdoors more accessible to people with disabilities. Lundvall will be signing her book, A Redefined Life: Lessons from a Pitchfork.” Free admission.

June 10
Legend Rock Tour, 10:30 am
This tour of the ancient petroglyphs at Legend Rock State Archaeological Site will be led by archaeologist Larry Todd. The event begins with a brief introduction to the site and continues with a close-up tour of the petroglyphs. The tour leaves the museum at 9:30 and begins on site at 10:30. Participants may join the group at Legend Rock if this is more convenient. Registration at the museum or Legend Rock is required. Car-pooling from the museum is available. Admission is free. Bring a lunch.

June (date pending)
“A. A. Anderson: Artist, Rancher, Conservationist” Exhibit Opening and Reception
This permanent exhibit summarizes the life of A. A. Anderson and features his role as the first and only Special Superintendent of the Yellowstone Forest Reserve. The exhibit also focuses on his Palette Ranch and Anderson Lodge.

July 14
V the Gypsy Cowbelle with “Packin’ the Mail” Live Performance, 6 – 8:30 pm
In celebration of Cowboy Day in Meeteetse, the museum will again host an outdoor performance by “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle (joined by “Packin’ the Mail”). Miss V and the band will perform original pioneer music plus some western favorites.
Admission is free. Authentic Mexican food by “Nena’s” will be available.

July 16
Tour of the Historic Double D Guest Ranch, 10:30 am
This tour of the historic Double Dee is led by Jim Dunrud, who grew up on the site. Dunrud tells the story of the former guest ranch and the people who visited. Byron Bennett of Meeteetse and Doug Johnston of the US Forest Service provide additional information. A special performance by “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle as Amelia Earhart (who stayed at the ranch) will also be presented! High clearance vehicles are required. Car-pooling is available. The tour leaves the museum at 9:00 am and begins on site at 10:30. Registration is required at the museum or the Double Dee. A side-trip to Kirwin on your own may be possible depending on the logging in the Kirwin area. Admission is free.

July 29 (time pending)
Tour of the Historic Pitchfork Ranch, 10 am
This tour will be led by Pitchfork Ranch owner Lenox Baker and Greg Luce, who restored the historic Otto Franc property. The event includes a tour of some of the ranch’s historic structures. Dr. Baker will discuss the ranch’s history and the restoration efforts that are currently underway. A visit to the endangered black-footed ferret re-introduction area is also included. The tour leaves from the museum at 9:30 am. Free admission.

August (date and time pending)
“The Mining Town of Kirwin” Exhibit Opening and Presentation
Jon Lane and other experts from South Pass City, Wyoming, will present information about Kirwin and compare the processes there with those at the former mining town of South Pass City. Admission is free. The date and times for this presentation are not yet set, but will likely coincide with the August 13 tour of Kirwin.

August 12
Annual Kirwin Tour, 10:30 am
This tour of the legendary ghost mining town of Kirwin is led by brothers Jim and Rich Dunrud. Jim details the history of the site, while Rich offers expert knowledge about the geology of the area. The tour also features a side trip to the remnants of the “Amelia Earhart summer cabin” where the aviatrix planned to live had she survived. Forest Ranger Angie Gamm leads an additional tour of the Clarence Dollar Cabin. The US Forest Service also offers forest-related information prior to the start of the tour. Major logging activities have occurred at Kirwin and Forest Service personnel will discuss the operations. High clearance vehicles are required. Limited car-pooling is available. The tour leaves museum at 8:30 am and begins on site at 10:30 am. Admission is free.

August 26 (time pending)
Alpine Botanical Tour
This fun and educational tour for all ages will be conducted in the Absaroka Mountains near Meeteetse and will be led by Kassidy Skeen, Recreation Technician with the Shoshone National Forest, Wapiti District. She will be assisted by additional staff of the SNF Range/Botany Program. Bring a lunch and magnifying glass. This tour is easy to moderately strenuous. Admission is free.

September 2 - 4
Labor Day Events at the Meeteetse Museums
Annual Chatelaine Quilt Guild Show
This exhibit features beautiful and innovative textiles created by local quilters from the Chatelaine Quilt Guild. The show includes three dimensional, as well as orthodox, pieces. The exhibit closes in middle October. Admission is free.
Archaeology Fair (at various locations around Meeteetse)
This event, organized by the Meeteetse Museums, features archaeology activities (such as atlatl throwing and excavation techniques) at numerous stations in Meeteetse.

September 26 (date and location might change)
Annual Celebration of the Black-Footed Ferret
This celebration of the endangered species includes a presentation by staff of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Wyoming Game and Fish Department and a visit by a live black-footed ferret. In addition, filmmaker Virginia Moore will offer a preview of her documentary, Ferret Town. Admission is free.

December 1 (date and time may change)
Avalanche Clinic with Adam Babcock (Bureau of Land Management), 7 pm
BLM Avalanche expert Adam Babcock will conduct a free clinic and presentation on avalanches at the Meeteetse Museums. Topics include historic and recent avalanches with fatalities (including those at Kirwin, Wyoming), avalanche dynamics, “tools of the trade,” how to stay safe, and where to get training in safety and procedures. Free admission.

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