Built in the Flemish Revival style, the 13,748-square-foot Kendrick Mansion that is the site of Trail End Museum provides a realistic glimpse into life in Sheridan in the early 1900s.
Exhibits and displays feature original artifacts from the time and provide information on daily life, entertainment, interior decorations, cleaning habits, changing technology and 20th century ranching on the Northern Plains.
The permanent exhibit pieces — furniture, clothing, the house itself — don’t change from year to year but the themes do. One year featured how kids might have lived in the mansion. Other years focused on entertainment and how advertising influenced what was bought for the home.
Construction began on the Kendrick mansion in 1908. After it was finished in 1913, the Kendrick family only had a short time to enjoy though, as John Kendrick was elected governor of Wyoming in 1914 and the family moved to Cheyenne. Two years later, Kendrick was elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. Until his death in 1933, the home was used as a summer home for the family.
John Kendrick’s widow, Eula Kendrick, lived in the home from 1934-1961. It was purchased by the Sheridan County Historical Society in 1968 and transferred to state ownership in 1982.
• Location: 400 Clarendon Ave. in Sheridan
• Phone: 307-674-4589
• Website: www.trailend.co
Hours of operation, entrance fees and information on events and exhibits can be found on the website.