The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center takes its visitors to the past through its exhibits that illustrate and elaborate on the historical people of the Big Horn Basin, their environment, and the relationship between the two elements.* Museum showcases Big Horn Basin?s unique geography well as the rich archaeological sites. It features the different elements that comprise the area?s historical and cultural heritage including ancient mammoth hunters, pioneers and settlers, discoveries and developments in geology, archaeology, and paleontology as featured in the Ancient Basin permanent exhibit.* The Museum also caters to the visual and performing arts. Conferences, conventions, and other gatherings also take place in the facility.
Another permanent exhibits within the Museum is the Last West, which chronicles the history of the Big Horn Basin. This includes information about the Spring Creek Raid, Cattle Barons, and Johnson County Wars.
The Washakie Museum, together with the Wyoming Arts Council, is a recipient of NEA granting in the State of Wyoming.* The organization has recognized the Washakie Museum for its exceptional arts programs and exhibits.
The Museum houses its own Gift Shop, which offers an increasing variety of children's books, stuffed animals, apparel, games, jewelry, and other special items.
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