Gain a Deep Understanding of Wyoming’s Wind River Country

Speakers at three museums in Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County host opportunities to gain a deeper understanding about the area.

The Discovery Speaker Series, sponsored by Wyoming Community Bank, hosts a dynamic group of experts to speak about the history and culture of this special part of the American West.

All three Fremont County Museums in the county hold events in the Discovery Speaker Series. Be sure to check the hosting museums’ calendar for the most up-to-date information about an event.

Dubois Museum

August 18, 7 p.m. Boyd Livingston: “Life of the Livingstons”

September 29, 7 p.m. Drew Reed: “Greater Yellowstone’s trumpeter Swans: Rebuilding a Secure Population”

Lander Pioneer Museum

June 16, 7 p.m. John Finley: “Scottish Settlers in the Upper Wind River”

July 14, 7 p.m. Jack Mease: “The History of Rawhide Braiding,” and demonstrations

September 15, 7 p.m. Blaine Bushman: “Sweetwater Crossings Along the Overland Trail”

Riverton Museum

June 18, 3 p.m. Marcel Kornfeld: “Hell Gap and its Importance to Paleoindian Studies”

July 16, 3 p.m. Russell Hawley: “Fossil Critters of the Wind River Basin”

August 20, 3 p.m. Sergio Maldonado, “Arapaho Identity in Postmodern America”

September 17, 3 p.m. Zane Fross, “What is the deal with J.B. Okie?”

November 12, 3 p.m. Jon Lane, “Restoration at the Carissa Gold Mine Mill”

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Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

 For a complete calendar of events go to  To request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233. Pioneer your own adventure in Wind River Country!

About Wind River Country/Fremont County

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is the authentic, untamed West. It holds the answers to your adventurous spirit. Come discover new things like the best route to Yellowstone, see an Indian powwow, ride a horse or holler at a rodeo, pan for real gold, and hike in country that will take your breath away. Find the pace to think, the room to breathe, and the uncontrived adventure to rejuvenate your soul in Wind River Country.