“Fill ‘er up” exhibit on historic Wyoming gas stations on display at Pioneer Museum in August and September
The exhibit features vintage gas stations, cars and scenes from across the state
Even today it is often a long way between service stations on the highways of Wyoming. Imagine driving a Model A Ford with thin leaky tires, a small gas tank and troublesome radiator across the mostly unpaved roads of Wyoming in the 1920s. The few and far between gas stations would be a welcome sight.
A new travelling display at the Pioneer Museum explores historic gas stations in the state. “Fill ‘Er Up” will be at the Pioneer Museum through September. It has images of vintage gas stations from across Wyoming. The display is in the western gallery of the Pioneer Museum.
The display is part of the Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit program. Displays about Wyoming’s history are available to museums, schools and other cultural institutions throughout the state. The State Museum in Cheyenne has permanent galleries and rotating displays open to the public covering the history of the state. The State Museum is located at 2301 Central Ave. in Cheyenne, and is open 9-4:30 M-Sat and admission is free.
The Pioneer Museum’s summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Call the museum at 307-332-3373 for more information, or visit the museum Facebook page: Pioneer Museum Lander Wyoming. www.fremontcountymuseums.com