Street Address
PO Box 248
1947 State Street
Meeteetse, WY 82433
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 53
Meeteetse, WY 82433
phone: 307-868-2423
Hours
Spring:

Feb 2-May 29
Tue-Sat 10:00am-3pm

Closed Memorial Day

Summer:

June 1-Sep 6
Mon-Sat 9:30am-4pm
Sun 1:00-4pm

Fall:

Sep 7 - Oct 16
Mon-Sat 10:00am-3pm

Oct 19-Dec 31
Tue-Sat 10:00-3pm

January closed for cleaning and updating.

Admissions
Admission is free, but donations are welcome
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Paige Paisley, Museum Director
phone: 307-868-2423
Mary Elliott, Photo Archivist

Description

This museum contains western artifacts from early Meeteetse, when it was settled by cattlemen and homesteaders. Included in the diplays are photograhs from famous western photographer Charles J. Belden, who operated Meeteetse's well-known Pitchfork Ranch for a time. The museum also contains a historical archives for researchers. Meeteetse's original bank is part of the museum, and open for viewing upon request.

History

Meeteetse Museum, Inc. was started in the early 1970's by the Meeteetse Pioneers, a group interested in preserving the history of the area.

Artifacts Collections

Artifacts from the local area including an excellent barbed wire collection' military display, early ranch family displays; photographs from famous western photographer Charles J. Belden; two sheep wagons; logging, forest service & farming equipment; turn of the century furniture, clothing and housewares. The museum also has a fine forest service display and cabin.

Research Collections

The Meeteetse Museum houses an Archives for researchers to research topics on the early families of Meeteetse, as well as cattle and sheep ranching, wildlife, schools, businesses, utilities, etc.

Educational Programs

We host speakers from the Wyoming Humanities Counsil about twice per year. These presentations are free and open to the public.
We also host an annual tour to the ghost towns of Kirwin in August and Arland in October.
Please call the museum for a schedule of speakers and tours.

Governance

Owned and operated by the Meeteetse Museum District

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

We produce a quarterly newsletter about the museum, new displays and events, etc.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible