Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, Red Lodge

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Carbon County Historical Society & Museum History

History is not just about dates, names, and places. Preservation isn’t just about bricks and mortar. Both are about human values…about relationships between individuals and their communities that stretch from the past through the present to the future.

The museum was first established in 1959 by Alice Greenough to house the collection of her world-renowned rodeo family. The Carbon County Historical Society was formed in 1974 and took over the museum facility in 1980. In 1990, the three-story Labor Temple building was gifted to the Carbon County Historical Society by an anonymous donor. The Labor Temple was built in 1909, entirely by the Red Lodge Miners Local No. 1771, and put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The historical society reopened the museum's doors with a newly remodeled basement and first floor in 1999.
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  • The Museum is well worth a visit and is great value. You find out about the origins of Red Lodge and it's connections with the Plains Indian tribes. There's "Liver Eating" Johnson's gun and loads more...  more »
  • Stop here and learn about the fascinating local history. And don't miss the coal mine downstairs! Great displays up and down and plans for expansion.  more »
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  • If you want to learn of the history of all the little places in Wyoming, you must stop at museums. This is cool place.
  • Inexpensive and informative. A very nice experience 👍

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