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Meet our 1,500th Blue Star Museum!

Sheridan, Wyoming

Last week, Blue Star Museums added its 1,500th member to its ranks. Congratulations---and thank you!---to the Sheridan County Museum for allowing us to reach this program milestone!

While NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman called Director and Curator of Museum Education Nathan Doerr to offer his personal congratulations, we thought we’d virtually introduce you to this local landmark.

Not surprisingly, the Sheridan County Museum is designed to share the colorful history of Sheridan County. Located in northern Wyoming between Yellowstone National Park and South Dakota’s Black Hills, Sheridan County has been known at various points in time for its rugged frontier culture, its booming coal industry, and its gorgeous mountain landscapes. The museum documents these many facets of local life with exhibits on coal mining, the railroad, and the Battle on Rosebud Creek, which pitched Sioux and Lakota warriors against Gen. George Crook. In the exhibit Ranching & Roughstock, the beauty of the West is explored through photography and artwork. At Brewing Up History, visitors can learn about the history of the Sheridan Brewing Company, which operated from 1887 to 1955. During Prohibition, it produced sodas, and its “Can-a-Pop” bears distinction as the first-ever canned soda.

Make sure to stop by if you're in the area and tell the Sheridan County Museum "congratulations!"

Sheridan County Museum
850 Sibley Circle
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Please visit the Blue Star Museum website for more information about the program and to find participating museums.

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