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Washakie Museum and Cultural Center

Washakie Museum and Cultural Center

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center serves as a community arts and cultural center and history museum for the preservation, education, cultural enrichment, and development of the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming.

Oral Histories | Harold Van Buskirk, born in 1897, worked in a grocery store in his youth in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin.
Oral Histories | Frances Hecht, born in 1904, recalls her work curing meat, keeping milk cool without a refrigerator or icebox, hauling river water to wash clothes in a Maytag powered by a car motor and lighting a flame to heat the iron.
Oral Histories | Golden Allred, born in 1910, trapped beaver, bobcat and other animals for 22 years in and around Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin.
Oral Histories | Edith Thaxton, born in 1898, much later in life recalled the dances of her youth.
Oral Histories | Adam Schneider, born in 1917, was a featherweight boxer in his youth in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin.
Oral Histories | Margaret Goodwin, born in 1909, recalls riding in a carriage as a little girl, and her parents’ purchase of their first automobile in 1916.
Oral Histories | Felix Mercado, born in 1940, worked with his family in the sugar beet fields around Worland, Wyo. in his youth.
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