To benefit from living here, people have needed ingenuity, hard work, and perseverance to triumph over the challenges of the West, especially the vast distances between them and their resources. The Grand Encampment Museum is a replica pioneer town representing this theme with original structures including the Palace Bakery, Lake Creek Stage Station, Wolfard School, Peryam Homestead House, Tie Hack Cabin, Parkison Home and many more. They are the Official National Repository of the United States Forest Service Memorabilia with a fire lookout tower, and a Forest Service guard station. A two-story outhouse, tram towers and equipment from the aerial tramway that served the copper mining industry in the early 1900s share a journey through all seasons. In their Doc Culleton Interpretive Center and other buildings are displays related to the early inhabitants, domestic life, mining, ranching and timber history of the Grand Encampment Valley. Many artifacts are authentic items from the late 1800s through present.
In 2014, Encampment Journeys opens May 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. featuring elders of the community and their journeys through life in this valley. Living History Day will be held in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Mountain Man Rendezvous on July 26, 2014. GEM, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute and the Wyoming Humanities Council, bring 'Journey Stories' to display in the fall. Grand Opening will be September 27, 2014 and will continue until December 15, 2014. Many activities are planned in the fall related to the journeys people take.
Please take a peak as we unveil our new website soon. Admission is by donation. Hope to see you soon!