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Washakie Museum
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bulletWashakie Museum offers its visitors an opportunity to relate to the living environment of the early settlers from thousands of years ago to 100 years ago.  Exhibits, including a major historical photography collection, and learning programs relating to the art, history, geology, archaeology and paleontology of the region are featured at the museum, as well as musical and theatrical events.

bulletThe "Please Touch" exhibits offer fun for both children and adults.  The art exhibits change regularly. 

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bulletThere are rooms devoted to pioneer life, including a covered wagon, sheep wagon and sod house; the Sheepeater Shoshone room features a moon lodge (left); a fascinating recreated Big Horn Mountain rock shelter highlights petroglyphs and pictographs; there are fossils, including important rodent jaw and teeth fragments, Coryphodon and Hyracotherium or Eohippus from the Willwood formation, the Meeteetse Hadrosaur and fossilized flora and fauna from Big Cedar Ridge; as well as rocks and minerals; a bison skull displays, one of which is the c.9050+ years old; and portraits of area notables among others.


bulletThe museum is also the home of the artifacts of the Spring Creek and Daugherty Caves, and the world famous prehistoric Colby and Horner Site artifacts excavated by Dr. George Frison.  The c.11,200 year old Colby site (one of the largest and oldest kill sites known) is a Paleoindian Columbian mammoth kill site and meat cache found with projectile points and is the earliest evidence of man's existence on the continental United States.  The Horner Site is the best evidence of a Paleoindian Bison kill site from 9,000-10,000 years ago.  You can visit the Washakie Museum website at http://w3.trib.com/~wmuseum.

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120 North 10th St., Worland, WY 82401
307-347-3226 ~ E-mail: wacc@trib.com


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