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Big Horn County Historical Museum

Hardin museum event showcases old-time tractors

Hardin museum event showcases old-time tractors

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.

September 07, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
Margaret Ping, who will be 100 years old on May 11, reminisces a

Margaret Ping, who will be 100 years old on May 11, reminisces a

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.

April 25, 2012 2:45 pmLoading…
Gallery: Big Horn County Historical Museum

Gallery: Big Horn County Historical Museum

View photos of Big Horn County Historical Museum's new building.

April 24, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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New Hardin museum in state-of-art facility

New Hardin museum in state-of-art facility

It’s amazing what a couple of million dollars and thousands upon thousands of volunteer hours can accomplish.

April 23, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Workmen walk from the exhibition room of the new Big Horn County

Workmen walk from the exhibition room of the new Big Horn County

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.  

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Michael Sloan is restoring an old Brunswick bar

Michael Sloan is restoring an old Brunswick bar

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.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Electrician Matt Gould from Sun-Light Electric works hanging tra

Electrician Matt Gould from Sun-Light Electric works hanging tra

Electrician Matt Gould from Sun-Light Electric works hangs track lighting next to an old street light from Custer Park in Hardin.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Big Horn County Museum director Diana Scheidt, right, introduces

Big Horn County Museum director Diana Scheidt, right, introduces

Big Horn County Museum Director Diana Scheidt, right, introduces a visitor to the new museum building. With Scheidt are Larry Torske and Glennine Schoen.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Museum staff and volunteers raise a plaque inscribed with names

Museum staff and volunteers raise a plaque inscribed with names

Staff and volunteers raise a plaque inscribed with names of donors just inside the front doors of the new building.

April 23, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Old machines break ground for new museum

Old machines break ground for new museum

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.

April 04, 2011 11:30 pm Photos

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 Big Horn County Historical Museum

Big Horn County Historical Museum

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 …

June 11, 2010 10:49 pmLoading…
$1M grant surprises museum officials

$1M grant surprises museum officials

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.

June 11, 2010 10:45 pm Photos

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Hardin museum to mark holidays with nutcracker display, contest

HARDIN — Each Christmas Season, the Big Horn County Historical Museum has a special Christmas display. This year’s theme is “I Spy Nutcrackers.”

December 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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