The Riverton Museum


The Riverton Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts that have a direct association with Riverton history, eastern Fremont County communities, the Eastern Shoshone peoples, the Northern Arapaho peoples and regional history as it relates to Fremont County. The Riverton museum also may collect items that represent specific aspects of history and culture that help educate through the exhibits and programing.



Children's Exploration Series
The Children’s Exploration Series, sponsored by Pit Stop/Bailey Tire & Auto Care provide children with hands-on learning experiences that focus on cultural history and our natural environment. Geology, Archaeology, Native American culture, agriculture and pioneer history are the focus of the programs that children love to participate in.
Adventure Treks
WRVC_logo_thumbThe Adventure Trek Series, sponsored by the Wind River Visitor’s Council is your opportunity to get into the country to explore, experience and walk in the footsteps of the rugged and independent people who discovered and settled the extraordinary Wind River region.
Discovery Speakers
WCB_Logo_thumbThe Discovery Speaker Series, sponsored by Wyoming Community Bank is your opportunity to have a more in depth look into where we have come from and where we may be going. A very dynamic group of topics are presented, both historic and contemporary themes explored with experts in their respective fields.

Programs Schedule

  • Stan Grove: Jade

    Jade collector Stan Grove of the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society will be giving his talk “Green i...

    August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • “Jeffrey City Adventure Trek”

    Get to know Wyoming's most famous atomic boomtown, while unleashing your inner-shutterbug, and, taki...

    August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • “Randy Tucker on the History of Riverton”

    Author at County 10 newspaper Randy Tucker will be giving a general talk on the history of Riverton ...

    August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Riverton Walking Tour


Fremont County has a rich history. Beginning in prehistoric times, many have made this area their home - ancient peoples, American Indians, and - through Western Migration - the white man. This tour concerns itself with the settling of the Riverton area by means of its historic buildings.

Support the Riverton Museum

Build a brighter future for our past

"The Riverton Museum cares for some amazing artifacts, archival material and photographs. There is such a wonderful story to tell in regard to industry, agriculture, Native American Culture and the development of Western Wyoming. It is long past time we put a priority on those collections and those stories by significantly improving the quality of care, presentation, facility and location. We need a quality facility we can be proud of, that adds value to the community and is accessible to the visiting public"

-Scott Goetz: FCMCD

How To Support

The Wind River Cultural Centers Foundation has been established to help meet the financial needs of the Riverton Museum and ensure its long term success in meeting the goals and realizing the vision of the Riverton Museum.  Please consider supporting the Riverton Museum by making your tax deductible donation in support of the Riverton Museum to:

Wind River Cultural Centers Foundation

PO Box 1863

Lander, WY 82520

Atten: Riverton Museum

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

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