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.
See the most diverse collection in Wyoming with minerals and gems ranging from India to Antarctica.
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.
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.
Learn about the history of fishing the North Platte River and why "Trout leap in Main Street".
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.
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.
Explore the original one room cabin, built by a Valley pioneer. The cabin currently houses our blacksmith collection.
Future Exhibits at the Saratoga Museum
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.