The 68th Annual Wyoming State Historical Society Trek will be hosted by the Fremont County Historical Society on the weekend of June 10. The event will provide Society members and guests with a behind-the-scenes look at the county’s unique history.
Fremont County is home to historic sites and the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Native American tribes. The hike will take participants to the towns of Lander, Dubois and South Pass City. There will be opportunities
along the way to learn about the second largest county in the state of Wyoming. The Museum of the American West in Lander includes a pioneer village consisting of 10 buildings and exhibits on the history of the area. This, along with the Fremont County Pioneer Museum, which focuses on exhibits showcasing the history of the Lander Valley, Fremont County, and western Wyoming, will give trek participants a first-hand look. of the region’s history. In Dubois, the group will enjoy a visit to the new National Museum of Military Vehicles which celebrated its inauguration in May. It has become a major tourist destination.
The South Pass City State Historic Site will give registrants the opportunity to learn about the era of gold mining that began in 1867. The largest historic site in the state, South Pass City, includes over twenty historic structures, period exhibit halls and a visitor center. The site is good
maintained and interpreted. South Pass City also played a role in the women’s suffrage movement when William Bright introduced a bill in the 1869 territorial legislative session that would grant women the right to vote and hold political office.
Early bird registration ends April 30. Contact the Wyoming State Historical Society for a registration form by emailing [email protected], or downloading the form from www.wyshs.org. A list of accommodations can also be requested.
Everyone is invited to participate, members and non-members of the Society. The first registrations will end on April 30, 2022.