Artifacts from the Garrett
Allen Archeology Site
"The Dig", one of two
dioramas in the museum, is from the Casper site. Roderick and Pat Laird
and Dave and Jamie Egolf discovered this site in 1971.
This diorama was constructed using actual sand from the site and real
bison bones (also from the site), courtesy of the University of Wyoming
The Katherine Bakless Nason Archeology room has a
hands-on exhibit for children. Along with intricate stone tools and
pictures, we get an idea of the early man in Wyoming.
The Homestead Exhibit
Our pioneer home, along with other exhibits, tells the story of
Saratoga's early pioneer ranchers, merchants, tradesmen, loggers,
clergy, dentists, physicians, educators and
the women working beside then in the settlement of the valley. The
weathered wood on the walls was found at local ranches.
The Bybee-Montagne-Platt Geology exhibit houses an
extensive collection of minerals and fossils. We have specimens from
local collections and around the world. Ex. mammoth femur from Glenrock
WY, Fossilized algae from the Snowy Range, WY, Stibnite from Rumania and
Malachite from South Africa. Roderick D. Laird a local educator and
author, whose innovative teachings of bringing archeology and primitive
technology into the classroom, was instrumental in developing the
geology room. He is available for tours with special interest groups. On
display in the geology room we have a bison (Bison Antiquus) skull
that is dated 10,000 years old.
The Sheep Wagon Exhibit
The museum has five outside exhibits. The grounds are
inviting and offer a great place to relax while the kids play
at the city park across the street. A sheep wagon and blacksmith
are waiting to greet you as you enter the museum grounds.
wagon was restored and donated to the museum in 1990.