October events at Fremont County Museums include Pumpkin Trail, Halloween Haunts, and ‘Halloween at the Museum’

    (Fremont County, WY) The Fremont County Museum System has announced events at its locations in Riverton, Lander, and Dubois for the month of October.

    Among the events are the popular Pumpkin Trail, “Halloween Haunts” ghost stories, and Haunted Walking Tours in Riverton; an Apple Festival this weekend and a slightly spooky “Halloween Night at the Museum” event at the Pioneer Museum in Lander; and a free “Halloween at the Museum” event at the Dubois Museum. Mark your calendars!

    Information about each event is listed below. Updates on museum events and activities can be found on their Facebook pages. If the event requires reservations, it is best to call the museums directly, or visit the Fremont County Museums website and click on the red “Book Now” button in the lower right-hand corner.

    The Riverton, Lander, and Dubois museums are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit their websites or the Fremont County Museum System Facebook page for current updates.

    Riverton Museum

    700 East Park Avenue

    Phone: 307-856-2665

    Facebook page

    RESCHEDULED: J.B. Okie Manor Tour, Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m. Experience a rare tour of the sheep tycoon’s mansion, built in 1901 in Lost Cabin, Wyoming. This tour is full of stories from Okie’s life, history of the manor, as well as details about the home’s features.

    $20 per person; reservations are required (only a few spots left)! Participants should meet at the Riverton Museum at 9:00 a.m. for the bus to the manor. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own sack lunch and water.

    Discovery Speaker Series: “Halloween Haunts” – Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Join the Riverton Museum for one of our most popular annual talks! Local educator and collector of ghost stories, Alma Law, presents some of the most eerie and entertaining stories and urban legends from Riverton and the surrounding areas! Alma has been collecting ghost stories for years and, together with his sophomore honors English class, published a book of them in 2017! This event is free and open to the public.

    Pumpkin Trail & Haunted Downtown Walking Trek – Saturday, October 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Every year, local businesses and organizations donate beautifully carved or decorated pumpkins, and the community votes on the top three, Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. (NOTE! (if you are part of a local business or organization and are interested in participating in this year’s Pumpkin Trail, the deadline to enter your pumpkins has been extended to Friday, October 6! Email Nathaniel Griffee at [email protected] for more information.

    The Haunted Downtown Walking Tour is $10 per person, and will leave at 5:30 p.m. Alma Law will guide you around downtown Riverton and show you the sites where some of his favorite ghost stories occurred. After the walk, return to the museum and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Cost for the tour is $10 per person, Spots are limited, as this is one of the museum’s most popular October events! Warm coats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Book online on the museum’s website.

    The Pioneer Museum

    1443 Main Street, Lander

    Phone: 307-332-3373

    Facebook page

    THIS SATURDAY! 4th Annual Apple City Festival, Saturday, September 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Pioneer hosts this event in honor of Lander’s long history as a hub of apple orchards.  Lander was known as the “Apple City” for the high number of orchards and the apples that were produced here. Apples were an important part of the agricultural economy in this area for many years and the Apple City Festival pays tribute to this wonderful part of our history with Speakers programs, an apple Pie contest (cash prizes), local apple cider and apple samples, kids crafts and a petting zoo. This event is free and open to the public!

    Halloween Night at the Museum – October 13 & 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The Pioneer Museum in Lander will host its annual, Halloween Night at the Museum…an evening filled with frighteningly cool decorations, spooky stories, crafts, hay rides, hot cocoa, treats, and a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Costumes are encouraged, and children of all ages are welcome! Cost is $5.00 per person. Sign up on the museum website.

    White Robe Exhibit extended through October The White Robe exhibit has been extended. The paintings by Irish artist Brian Whelan are about the life of Reverend Roberts, an Episcopal Missionary on the Wind River Reservation. Whelan’s striking, colorful images will continue to be displayed at the Lander Museum now through October.

    Dubois Museum & Wind River Historical Center

    909 W Ramshorn Street

    Phone: 307-455-2284

    Facebook page

    “Halloween at the Museum” – Saturday, October 28 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

    The Dubois Museum, Friends of the Dubois Museum, and the Kiwanis of Dubois will host “Halloween at the Museum” Get your family (or just the kids) all dressed up and come to the Museum for games, stories, treats, and fun! Free and open to the public.

    Halloween at the Dubois Museum (H/t Dubois Museum & Wind River Historical Center)

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