The Grand Encampment Museum is located within a historically rich valley in southern Carbon County, Wyoming. Open during the summer season between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, this artifact-filled facility depicts the life of the Encampment River Valley from the turn of the 20th century. The museum, also referred to as the GEM, has more than a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts from the timber, mining and agricultural industries that settled that valley.
The GEM plays host to several wonderful events, such as a History Symposium that differs in theme each year, a Living History Day that brings the past to life, and an Annual Historic Trek that can vary from visiting once-bustling copper mining building remains to a hiking into the mountains to an area where officers of the law were shot by now-famous outlaws.
Visit the GEM to read about the people that influenced our history and how they lived in some of the harshest land of the time, and experience a blast of the 1900s’ early history that made Carbon County what it is today.
For more information on Carbon County, visit WyomingCarbonCounty.com.