Ahhh, it’s here! Just days after the official arrival of summer, the season will be off to a very exciting start, thanks to Buffalo’s Jim Gathchell Memorial Museum. Come join in and celebrate the man himself, on June 23rd, for Jim Gatchell’s Living History Day!
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy free admission to the museum and cool down with refreshments. In addition to observation of the historical collections as well as the new exhibits within the museum, several activities will be lined up for the whole family to enjoy.
Outside on the lawn, take in a live concert of 1860’s pioneer songs and military ballads, performed by the Buffalo Community Band and Choir. Get the ultimate history lesson by watching demonstrations by actors in period-costume, sharing the trades of the age in leather making, blacksmithing, map making and more.
Take the opportunity to pan for gold, ride a mule, and throw a tomahawk — all the while you’ll be soaking up the warm Wyoming sun! For history buffs, families, and tourists, this event is not to be missed!
If you can’t make it out to the museum on Saturday, you’ll have another chance to relive the fun and immerse yourself in history the following Sunday, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The Buffalo Soldiers’ Wild West Show is scheduled to place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Performed by a non-profit organization from Denver, Colorado, known as The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West. Their mission is “to educate the public about the existence of the Ninth and Tenth United States Cavalry– regiments made up of African-Americans.” This thrilling show will include trick shooting, saber drills, horseback demonstrations, and several more exciting events, all of which will be set to music.
The first weekend of summer will be filled with family fun and entertainment here in Johnson County! Slather on the sunscreen, and start celebrating the season with us at Jim Gathchell’s Living History Day.
See you there!