The Pioneer Museum in Lander will host this super fun event September 18th from 1-3pm on the Museum’s grounds. The Pioneer hosts this event in honor of Lander’s long history as a hub of apple orchards. Lander was known as the “Apple City” for the high number of orchards and the apples that were produced here. Apples were an important part of the agricultural economy in this area for many years and the Apple City Festival pays tribute to this wonderful part of our history with Speakers programs, an Apple pie contest (cash prizes), local apple cider and apple samples, kids crafts and a petting zoo.
The Pioneer Museum in Lander will host the CWC/Sinks Canyon Wind River Adventure Trek on Aug 28, 10 a.m. Jack States will take us around the historic orchards at the college facility near Sinks Canyon and talk about the history of apples in Lander and the state experimental farm that used to be at the site.
Often overlooked by historians as well as the general public; artifacts carried by the mails may shed an interesting light on the ways and manners of a given time. “Postal history” is the study of where and how the everyday mail has been addressed, conveyed, and delivered. Even when the letters are no longer extant to provide a direct glimpse of earlier times, envelopes alone, with all their markings, can evoke a story of exploration and settlement, hard times and not so hard, urbane civilization and rugged frontier conditions.
On August 14th at 10 a.m. the Pioneer Museum in Lander will host a Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek to the historic gold mining community of Miners Delight in the historic South Pass City/Atlantic City area. The gold rush in this area dates back to 1867 and is Wyoming’s most significant gold mining area. Visit the historic gold rush ghost town and learn about the history of the gold district at South Pass.