Come see the Black Hills of North Eastern Wyoming. History doesn’t have a state line; the historical aspects of the west can be seen in the Crook County Museum & Art Gallery in picturesque Sundance, Wyoming right off of interstate 90. The History of Crook County is depicted in the many dioramas and exhibits, over 7000 artifacts, which are housed in the lower level of the Crook County Court House. The original court room where the Sundance Kid had his trial is on display in one of the permanent exhibits along with a gun exhibit that is phenomenal. Experience a walk through time in the replica barn and stable with its buggy and work tools. Glance in the bunk house that has all the amenities a cowboy bachelor could want. Listen for the sounds of stampeding buffalo hooves as you look at the Vore Buffalo Jump diorama with all its grand archeology discoveries. Go on an adventure of a lifetime with Custer and his men as they trek through the Black Hills in the Expedition of 1874. Follow the trails and the tribulations of his men as they fight for survival against nature, the illicit miners, and the natives. Explore Moses Annenberg’s great hideaway locally know as Ranch A. When he was looking for a quiet place to relax and a place to throw some great parties for his fellow city dudes he would come to the isolation of the Black Hills and go to his local canyon ranch to kick up his heels.
The 1875 Gallery has the best regional art for sale from bronze sculpture, colored pencil, water color, photography, collage, hand formed jewelry, pottery, and oils. The 1875 gallery has art from wildlife, still lifes, interpretive, conceptual, and functional. This museum & art gallery has it all and something for everyone. The 1875 Gallery was formed to give local artists a place to sell and show and give others a chance to be exposed to the art world. For business hours call 307-283-3666.
Crook County Museum & Gallery
Sundance, Wyoming 82729
Courtesy of Crook County Museum - http://www.crookcountymuseum.com/ .