The Sheridan County Museum gives visitors the chance to explore the history of the American West through the eyes of the men and women who settled Sheridan County.
It features a variety of permanent and featured exhibits that include topics ranging from the mines that contributed to the rise and fall of several small towns in the county to the railroad to the role of sports and recreation in the development of the social culture in the area.
Starting in 1991, the Sheridan County Historical Society maintained an exhibit in the basement of the Historic Sheridan Inn. In 2002, the society began a project to improve the care of its artifact collections, moving into a small building on Alger Avenue in 2004.
In 2005, the society received an offer to purchase the former Bubba’s Restaurant on East Fifth Street near the Interstate 90 interchange. After a year-long campaign, the society had raised more than $1.5 million to purchase and remodel the building into the current Sheridan County Museum.
The new museum opened in July 2006 and remains a crucial part of preserving Sheridan County’s past as it moves into the future.
• Location: 850 Sibley Circle in Sheridan
• Phone: 307-675-1150
• Website: www.sheridanmuseum.org
January-April, gift shop only, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
May, 1-5 p.m. daily
June-Labor Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
• Admission: Adults $4, seniors 60 and over $3, students $2, children 12 and under, veterans and active military free