Fremont County Museums add a touch of history to Riverton Justic Center

The new Riverton Justice Center located at 1160 Major Avenue has added eleven historic photos and interpretive text to interior of the Justice Center.  


The project is a result of a partnership between Fremont County Building Maintenance, the Fremont County Sheriff's office, the Fremont County Attorney's office, Riverton Circuit Court and the Fremont County Museums.


The project started in 2015, J.R. Oakley, Fremont County Building Maintenance Manager asked the Museums to help come up with something that would enhance the interior of the new Justice Center.  The Riverton Museum staff carefully selected a variety of photographs they felt were representative of Fremont County from the photographic collections of the Dubois Museum, the Pioneer Museum in Lander and the Riverton Museum.  The images were submitted to the Courts Security Committee who made the final selections.


“By adding some old photographs to the walls, we now have a progression of the town of Riverton, and photographs of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to be seen by the public, with more to come in the future,” said Randy Trehearne, security guard at the Justice Center.


Karline Stetler, curator at the Riverton Museum worked with Randy Trehearne during the process.  The Riverton Museum mounted the images and crafted the text for the new exhibit. “We had the Pioneer Museum in Lander and the

Dubois Museum send photographs of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone to add to the collection. One photograph is of Chief Washakie’s camp up on South Pass; as well as a photograph of the Northern Arapaho camp with the Wind River Range in the background. Each photograph was carefully selected for the Justice Center and the Fremont County Museums are pleased to hear that the staff at the Justice Center are happy with the outcome.”


J.R. Oakley, Fremont County Building Maintenance Manager said, “I am excited about working with the Museums to put together other exhibits in public spaces within the County’s buildings.”