Current Exhibits at the Saratoga Museum

Post War Model Train Exhibit

 

This exhibit delights the young and young at heart. Browse a gallery wall showcasing post war trains from 1946 through 1960. Learn about train history, building models and railroad design.

Vintage Sounds Exhibit

 

Our collection includes a variety of instruments such as a violin from the 1900s, a 1915 clarinet, a vintage Hohner Germany accordion, a C melody saxophone and a Ukelin (a combination of the violin and the Hawaiian ukulele).

Millinery Shop Exhibit

 

See how woman’s roles throughout history are mirrored by their hats. Admire fascinators, cloches, skimmers and pillbox hats from the 1890s through the 1960s.

Women's Suffrage Movement Exhibit

 

This exhibit outlines the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office in Wyoming. It also contrasts Wyoming with the nationwide suffrage movement.

Vintage Toy Exhibit

 

Discover toys from the 1880s, Germany's Golden Era of toy making. The exhibit features a vintage whistling and spinning top and one of the first manufactured Teddy Bears.

Geology Exhibit

 

See the most diverse collection in Wyoming with minerals and gems ranging from India to Antarctica.

Homestead Exhibit

 

Learn about the people who made N. Platte Valley their home during a time when practicality and self-reliance were a necessity.

Saratoga Union Pacific Railroad Depot

 

Tour the historic Depot and browse more than 10,000 artifacts, including a collection of photographs from the late-1800’s and the Station Master's living quarters.

Anthropology Exhibit

 

Our prehistoric past features the invention of the Atlatl. See some of the original bones from the Casper Site or Hells Gap, where over 100 ancestral buffalo were killed.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Exhibit

 

The establishment of the first church in Saratoga meant that the community had grown large enough to support a full-time pastor for weddings, communion and last rites.

The 1892 Experimental Farm Exhibit

 

Learn about a 3-year project conducted by the University of Wyoming and valley residents to determine which farm and garden crops and trees could grow agriculturally in Saratoga.

License Plate Exhibit

 

This collection features license plates from the 1920’s through today. Come learn about how Wyoming became the Cowboy State.

Fishing Exhibit

 

Learn about the history of fishing the North Platte River and why "Trout leap in Main Street".

Virginia Large

 

View a collection that features local Valley artist, Virginia Large. In her lifetime, Virginia painted 500 canvases--an unprecedented amount for any female artist. Many of her pieces are scattered throughout the Museum.

Sheep Wagon

 

View a sheep wagon with original stove. It's original design is still used today by sheep herders across Wyoming. Sheep wagons are pulled by horses, allowing shepherds to stay with their flocks. Visible during summer season.

Union Pacific Caboose

 

View the historic Union Pacific Caboose, used locally when moving cattle to market. Weather permitting, the caboose is open for visitation.

One-Bedroom Cabin

 

Explore the original one room cabin, built by a Valley pioneer. The cabin currently houses our blacksmith collection.

Future Exhibits at the Saratoga Museum

Tie Hack

 

Experience what it was like to live in a real tie hack shed and learn about the dangerous history of floating the logs down river to the mill.

open year round:

 

Summer Hours:

(Memorial Day - end of September)

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00am - 4:00pm

 

OFF-SEASON Hours:

(October - end of May)

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00am - 2:00pm and by appointment for research

 

Tours available

contact:

 

Saratoga Museum and

Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association

104 E. Constitution Avenue

PO Box  1131

Saratoga, WY 82331

307-326-5511

email: saratogamuseum@gmail.com

 

admission by donation

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