Join the Riverton Museum for one of our most popular annual talks! In this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speaker Series event, local educator and collector of ghost stories, Alma Law, presents some of the most eerie, interesting, and entertaining stories and urban legends from Riverton and the surrounding areas! Alma has been collecting ghost stories for years, and, together with his Sophomore Honor’s English Class, published a book of these stories in 2017.
Chris Jones from the National Weather Service presents "Weather Along the Trails”. “In the 1840’s and 50s it was estimated nearly one-half million emigrants traveled the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Each pioneer had one common, constant companion - the weather. Meteorologist Chris Jones with the National Weather Service will discuss the various challenges the weather posed - spring rains, a drier climate, wind, thunderstorms, and autumn snows - for these brave settlers of the West.
The Riverton Museum will host this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program on September 7th at 6pm. Hank Overturf will discuss how the different geography and regions of Alaska impacted various native tribes, their art and culture.
Trumpeter Swans, the largest waterfowl in North America, are now a regular sight in Western Wyoming and many parts of the Rocky Mountains, thanks largely to conservation efforts across their range. New technology is now allowing us to track individual swans and discover more about their migration and habitat use in Wyoming and beyond.