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The Mystery of the Iron Creek Brickworks

The Mystery of the Iron Creek Brickworks By Amy Phillips The First National Bank and Weller Hotel are both built from local brick. The question is, how local is that brick? The First National Bank was built in 1901. Unfortunately, the newspapers from Meeteetse at that time period are not digitized or are completely missing. […]

Early History of the Meeteetse Blacksmith Shop 

Early History of the Meeteetse Blacksmith Shop  By Amy Phillips, Director of Education and Programs William McNally earns the distinction of owning the Meeteetse townsite before it was a town. McNally was born in New Jersey in 1853 to Irish immigrants. At age 22, in May of 1875 McNally enlisted with the U.S. Army 5th […]

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day By Alexandra Deselms, Interim Director Valentine’s Day: A History Valentine’s Day brings memories of school parties with cards and candy exchanged and/or fancy date nights. The Museum recently found some historic Valentine cards in our collections and thought we’d look into them, to see how they fit into the history of Valentine’s Day […]

Experimental Archaeology: Bison Butchery

Experimental Archaeology: Bison Butchery By Dr. Lawrence Todd One of archaeology’s central goals is to make reliable interpretations about past conditions based on the traces that survive today. This is difficult and requires a tremendous amount of time and effort spent trying to develop, evaluate, and refine archaeological interpretive methods.  Finding artifacts and other clues […]

40th Anniversary of Rediscovery: Looking Forward

40th Anniversary of Rediscovery: Looking Forward By Amy Phillips with guests Ryan Phelan, Revive & Restore and Shawn Walker, ViaGen Pets and Equine In 1981 the black-footed ferret was rediscovered on the banks of the Greybull River here in Meeteetse, Wyoming. Shortly after rediscovery, the ferret population was struggling due to canine distemper and sylvatic […]

Colorizing Photographs: Insight into the New Member’s Benefit

Colorizing Photographs: Insight into the New Member’s Benefit By Amy Phillips, Director of Education and Programs The Meeteetse Museums VIP members can now send scans of their personal black and white photographs to Museum staff to be colorized, but how does that process work? The History Colorization of black and white photographs and films was […]

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