Christmas Stroll at the Museum
Dec 6, 7, 2013
Free and open to the public
Join us at the Carbon County Historical Society & Museum for a bit of cheer, tastys treats, and FREE admission to the Museum. Find that perfect gift in our Mercantile Store. Why not give the gift of reading and purchase a book written by one of our local authors. Make that gift something special with a signed edition! Experience the incredible wealth of history and archives offered at the museum AT NO COST. We are open Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. for the stroll! So visit twice!
Schoolhouses of Carbon County, Montana; 1876 to the Present
January 23, 2014
Free for Members and $2.00 for all non members
Join us at 7pm at the Carbon County Historical Society & Museum for a lecture by Richard Thayer on "Schoolhouses of Carbon County, Montana; 1876 to the Present."
About 6 years ago Richard Thayer set out to document every schoolhouse that has existed in Carbon County from 1884 to the present. This effort has taken him all over Carbon County to interview numerous residents and relatives who have knowledge, stories and photographs related to the schools. Richard has searched for historical school documents in the office of the County Superintendent, the deed records, road surveyor's records and other documents in the Courthouse. He has driven numerous county backroads in search of foundations and old buildings.
To date Richard has identified approximately 176 individual school buildings that have existed or still exist in the historical boundaries of Carbon County (from the Stillwater River to the Big Horn River and south of the Yellowstone River to the Wyoming State line). Richard has tried to document the location of the building, the years it was in operation as a school, the ultimate fate of the building, and also attempted to obtain a photograph of the site and/or the building. There are still numerous photos to find and identify, numerous persons to interview and much work yet to be done.