Late March (date and time to be determined)
Cody Chamber Ensemble Performance
This ensemble, comprised of area musicians, will perform songs from their extensive repertoire.
Admission is free.
Legend Rock Tour, 10:30 am
This tour of the ancient petroglyphs at Legend Rock State Archaeological Site will be led by BLM archaeologist Marit Bovee and John Fish, Assistant Superintendent of Hot Springs State Park. 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. Limited car-pooling is available from the museum, but NOT guaranteed. Admission is free. Bring a lunch and binoculars.
Annual Outdoor Concert, 6 – 8:30 pm
In celebration of Cowboy Day in Meeteetse, the museum will again host an outdoor performance by “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle and others. Miss V will perform her original pioneer music plus some western favorites. Additional performers are not yet set. Please check the schedule at a later date. The event begins at 6 sharp. Admission is free. Delicious western-style food will be available!
Tour of the Historic Double Dee Guest Ranch, 10:30 am
This tour of the historic Double Dee Guest Ranch is led by staff of the Meeteetse Museums, Byron Bennett (whose family later owned the property), and Doug Johnston of the US Forest Service. Camille Anderson will also speak about her great grandfather, Carl Dunrud, who created the guest ranch. In addition, there will be a special appearance by “Amelia Earhart” (who stayed at the ranch in 1934), as well as a musical performance by “Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle!” New this year: staff will be posted to tell the history of a number of the Double Dee buildings. High clearance vehicles are required. Car-pooling is available, but NOT assured. The tour leaves the museum at 9:00 am and begins on site at 10:30. A side-trip to Kirwin on your own may be possible depending on the river level. This tour is free.
Tour of the Historic Pitchfork Ranch, 10 am
This tour will be led by Lenox Baker, Pitchfork Ranch owner, 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. Visits to the Pitchfork Cemetery and the endangered black-footed ferret re-introduction area are also included. NEW! The group might also visit the Timber Creek Dude Ranch restoration site this year. The tour leaves from the museum at 9:30 am. Free admission.
Annual Ghost Town of Kirwin Tour, 10:30 am
This tour of the legendary ghost mining town of Kirwin is led by staff of the Meeteetse Museums, Shoshone National Forest, and others. Included is the exciting “River Ecosystem Tour” led by Ecologist Kassy Skeen of the US Forest Service. In addition, geologist Lynn Sessions will offer a presentation on the geology of the area and museum staff will explain the rich history of the site. Re-enactors portraying historical characters from Kirwin will also be part of this year’s event. The tour also permits a side trip to the remnants of the “Amelia Earhart summer cabin” where the aviatrix planned to live had she survived. High clearance vehicles are required. Limited car-pooling is available, but NOT guaranteed. The tour leaves the museum at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30 a.m. The River Ecology Tour begins after the presentations. Admission is free.
August 30 - September 2
Labor Day Events at the Meeteetse Museums
Annual Chatelaine Quilt Guild Show (August 31 - September 2)
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. Admission is free.
Book Signing (author to be announced at a later date), September 2 (9 - 5)
September 28 (date, location, and components might change)
Annual Celebration of the Black-Footed Ferret
This celebration of the endangered species includes free posters, ferret masks, and refreshments, plus ferret-related presentations. Admission is free.
Christmas in Meeteetse
Events at the Meeteetse Museums include the annual performance by the Cody Chamber Ensemble. Free refreshments and Christmas pastries will also be served.
*Please note that all events are subject to change.
*Exhibit openings and other programs occur throughout the year and may not be listed on
the initial 2019 Calendar. Please check in periodically for updated programming news.