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Hoofprints of the Past Museum, Kaycee

#55 of 88 in Museums in Wyoming
Specialty Museum · Museum
The Hoofprints of the Past Museum was founded over 20 years ago by a group of local volunteers to preserve the unique cultural heritage of Kaycee and the surrounding countryside. That unique western history includes:

• The Bozeman Trail

• Early Settlement and Fort Reno

• Native Americans and the Dull Knife Battle

• The Johnson County Cattle War

• Famous Outlaws

The stories of these western events are shared through displays at the museum, in an historic building in downtown Kaycee. Our collection includes artifacts from famous local individuals and events, as well as a large number of Native American arrowheads.

And unlike many museums today, Hoofprints of the Past does not hide away its artifacts in storage, but shares them with the public through a number of old-time displays including a:

• School house

• Mercantile Store

• Post Office

• Blacksmith shop

• Sheepwagon

• Doctor’s buggy

The Museum also has held a number of events for the public that help share local history, such as:

• Tours

• Western Plays

• Musical Performances

• Historical Presentations and Book Signings

The museum has produced DVD’s of many of these events, which are for sale in our museum store. Our store also carries a large number of books on local history, western posters and art, cards, and t-shirts.
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  • came to see any hole in the wall gang info they had, nice museum and nice people donations not required  more »
  • Great Museum, showcasing Kaycee and Johnson County history. Warm, friendly folks that will answer any questions!  more »
  • Great community museum that interprets the fascinating history of the Powder River Basin.
  • The saddles ropes, pictures and other western items were excellent. Nicely displayed.

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