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The Uinta County Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret the colorful history of Uinta County and the surrounding region. Located in Evanston, Wyoming, the museum?s collection is available for public viewing.

The museum is housed in a historic Carnegie building completed in 1906 which embodies a perfect example of Classical Revival architecture and was designed by New York architect Albert Randolph Ross, who also designed a Carnegie library in Washington D.C. An expansion building was completed in 2008, designed by a Jackson architect, Kirt Dubbe. The new building echoes the historic features of the original structure and houses the Uinta County Museum and Evanston Chamber of Commerce.

The museum exhibits the history of the Uinta County which is rooted in four great stories ? trails, rails, ranches and rigs. The museum also showcases a 100 Years of History Photo Exhibit which compares photographs of historic buildings with contemporary ones. Other past and present exhibits of the Uinta County Museum include the Boy Scouts Centennial which combines oral history with local scout artifacts and memorabilia to tell the story of scouting in the community; Washakie, which features various and photographs of Chief Washakie and the Shoshones in Western Wyoming; a Ranching exhibit which features DVD stories, artifacts, oral histories and photographs of families living on homestead ranches after several generations; Buttons & Pins, a collection of buttons and pins that say a lot about who we are; and a Surveying exhibit which covers the Geological Surveying Expedition to Uinta County lead by Alfred R. Schults in 1905.
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