J.D. "Sam" Drucker was elected as the new President of the Sublette County Historical Society.
The Sublette County Historical Society just released their latest book, "Obstinate Hope: The Western Expedition of Nathaniel J. Wyeth," volume 1 of a two volume biography of Nathaniel Wyeth by fur trade historian Jim Hardee.
Museum of the Mountain Man Director, Laurie Hartwig (left) gives parting SCHS President Clint Gilchrist (right) a going-away gift of a print by 19th century artist Alfred Jacob Miller. New Sublette County Historical Society President is J.D. "Sam" Drucker (left).
Annual meeting of the Sublette County Historical Society at the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
March 15, 2013
The Sublette County Historical Society held their annual meeting and Spring Thaw Party on Thursday, March 14th at the Museum of the Mountain Man.
The society elected J.D "Sam" Drucker as the new President, and Jackie Sell as a new board member.
Retiring Sublette County Historical Society President, Clint Gilchrist, gave a presentation on photographs by artist Albert Bierstadt who came to the Green River Valley in 1859 with Frederick Lander. The Historical Society recently acquired a donation of two Albert Bierstadt photos taken along the Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail in 1859. They are believed to be the oldest photographs taken in Sublette County.
The event is a chance for the Historical Society to update its members on the projects and activities of the previous year and elect new officers to the board of directors.
Historical Society members got the first look at the new displays for the 2013 season in the Museum. Director Laurie Hartwig announced the retirement of Business Manager, Millie Pape, in January. Two new employees were hired in January, Kim Fletcher, as the new Business Manager, and Hannah Braun as Curator.
The Museum also got a new look for the gift shop. The redecorating was donated by Wendy Walter and Mary Lynn Mickelson of The Barn Door Interior Design in Pinedale. Antique furniture, a beautiful red rug and round table, and crates were brought in to use as design elements for the displays. New items have been brought in to expand the purchase items in the gift shop.
The delicious refreshments for the Spring Thaw Party were generously donated by Sue Eversull.
The Museum will open for the season on May 1st and will be open daily from 9AM to 5PM through September 30th. Admission is free for Sublette County residents. Non-resident admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 6-12. Click here for membership information.
The Sublette County Historical Society is the parent organization of the Museum of the Mountain Man, Sommers Ranch Homestead historical site, and soon-to-open Lander Trail-New Fork River Crossing 104-acre historical park.
Museum of the Mountain Man
Sublette County Historical Society Inc
PO Box 909
700 E Hennick
Pinedale, WY 82941