Big Horn County Historical Museum
HARDIN — Life was hard, times were tough, but with the invention of the gasoline engine everyone was feeling good about replacing the draft horse with mechanized equipment. They had a bright new future of working more land with less labor.
Margaret Ping, who will be 100 years old on May 11, reminisces about a lifetime of social work and her connection to the Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin. She's holding a book she wrote about her years working in a New York City settlement house during the Great Depression.
View photos of Big Horn County Historical Museum's new building.
It’s amazing what a couple of million dollars and thousands upon thousands of volunteer hours can accomplish.
Workmen put the finishing touches on the gallery at a new exhibit hall at Big Horn County Historical Museum. An old jail-cell door was installed as part of the decor.
Michael 'Monk' Sloan restored an old Brunswick bar which used to be in his Big Horn Saloon. The bar dominates Big Horn County Historical Museum's gift store.
Electrician Matt Gould from Sun-Light Electric works hangs track lighting next to an old street light from Custer Park in Hardin.
Big Horn County Museum Director Diana Scheidt, right, introduces a visitor to the new museum building. With Scheidt are Larry Torske and Glennine Schoen.
Staff and volunteers raise a plaque inscribed with names of donors just inside the front doors of the new building.
HARDIN — After the ceremonial pictures were taken and the speeches concluded Monday afternoon, four 60-year-old earth-moving machines dug into the sod on the southeast end of Hardin, breaking ground for a new Big Horn County Historical Museum building.
Stakes in a field adjacent to the Big Horn County Historical Museum mark the loction of a new $2.2 million expansion. $1 million was given to the Hardin museum by the County Commission. The funds come from mineral royalties on federal leases. Board members are surrounded by the 1937 Fly Inn …
HARDIN — A chill gripped Big Horn County Historical Museum director Diana Scheidt when County Commissioner Chad Fenner told her to have the entire museum board at the commissioners’ office in Hardin on June 7.
HARDIN — Each Christmas Season, the Big Horn County Historical Museum has a special Christmas display. This year’s theme is “I Spy Nutcrackers.”