Museum Spring Thaw Party
Barton Barbour was the special guest speaker. He is the author of the new book, "Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man."
Guest Speaker and Author Barton Barbour signed copies of his new book about Jedediah Smith.
Jed Smith book
Barton Barbour signs copies of his new book about Jedediah Smith. Copies available from the Museum's Trading Post ($26.95 - Museum members get a discount. All gift shop purchases go to support the Museum.)
Historic Fur Trade Papers
The Spring Thaw Party was the debut of the Museum's new Fur Trade Documents. Museum Collections Manager, Peg Schaller, far left, answers questions.
Museum of the Mountain Man
700 E Hennick
Annual meeting of the Sublette County Historical Society
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
March 5, 2010
The Museum of the Mountain Man and Sublette County Historical Society hosted their annual Spring Thaw Party at the Museum on Thursday, March 4th. There was a standing-room only crowd for the event.
Special guest speaker was Barton Barbour, author of the new book "Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man." (Copies of his book available at the Museum's Trading Post - members get discounts - all purchases go to support the Museum.)
The Museum also debuted four of the rare fur trade papers that were acquired at an auction in New York earlier in the year. The documents were written by William Sublette and William Drummond Stewart to Robert Campbell, prominent figures of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era.
There was also an announcement about starting a Sublette County of the Wyoming Archaeological Society. About 50 people signed up as interested.
The Museum of the Mountain Man is open during the summer season, May 1st until September 30th. Cost of admission is $5 for adults, $4 senior citizens. $3 for children age 6-12. They are located at 700 E Hennick Street in Pinedale.
Contact them at 307-367-4104, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Sublette County Historical Society would like to thank the following generous donors who contributed to make the purchase of the Fur Trade Papers and Documents possible:
Scott & Karen Almdale
John & Judy Andrikoupolos
American Mountain Man Association
Dan & Carol Bartlett
Grant & Abbey Beck
Cliff & Edie Brewer
Dr. Haworth Clover
Tom & Joan Colerick
Jack & Virginia Doyle
Joseph Fink III
Jim & Marla Harrigan
Ken & Laurie Hartwig
George & Mary Howard
Randall & Janet Montgomery
Bill & Annette Pape
Norm & Barb Pape
Ellen Reed (memory of Bud Kerback)
Joe & Marlene Ricketts
Patricia Curtis Rothwell
Horton and Juli Spitzer
Harry & Mary Ellen Steele
James & Kathy Thomas
Luann Sewell Waters
Special thanks to the Sublette County Commissioners and the Sublette County Museum Board for their efforts towards the purchase of additional fur trade papers from the Risvold auction.