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Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

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Buttman73 wrote a review Yesterday
Lytton, Iowa225 contributions40 helpful votes
Stopped in to see what they had to offer and was pleasantly surprised on how well it was put together. They have a number of great displays including different styles of wagons. I found their displays on the range wars very informative not to mention the many Native American
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Scenic35242677806 wrote a review May 2020
Ridgecrest, California1 contribution
Visited the museum when I was kid in 1985, 1988, 1990, 2001 and 2002. At that time the museum has thousands of artifacts packed into their small building. I loved it! So much history and lots and lots of pictures. When your are young, you don't really appreciate it. I went back
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from JGMMDirector, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Hi Scenic35242677806, thank you for stopping back in. We understand the museum did not meet your expectations and want to offer a return of your admission if that wasn't done the day of your visit. As the museum has continued to grow over its 60+ years of being open, the artifact collection now numbers over 30,000 items. An addition to the building in 1998 helped gain more space, but as you can imagine there simply isn't enough room to display everything at once. The other reasons that most museums do not have all items on display is to extend the preservation of an artifact by utilizing storage in a cool, dark place. We do rotate artifacts and exhibits periodically to utilize the collection, and so that people have the opportunity to see "new" things. We hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable.
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Anthony J wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Andrews164 contributions64 helpful votes
The Jim Gatchell Memorial museum was built by the local community in Buffalo to house the collection this drugstore owner built up from acquisitions and gifts of American Indian art and artefacts and Western art and artefacts. On the lawn in front is a classic example of a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from JGMMDirector, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Thank you for your review Anthony - and for visiting the museum and Buffalo!
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4ntraveler wrote a review Sep 2019
San Francisco, CA198 contributions50 helpful votes
This is a very well organized museum. It has easily read information on displays. The gift shop can be visited before or after a tour which was a refreshing change from having to tour then get the gift shop access. You will learn all about Wyoming's past and be fascinated.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from JGMMDirector, Manager at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Responded Jun 22, 2020
4ntraveler, thank you for visiting the museum,and for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate it.
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Brenda J wrote a review Sep 2019
Huntington Beach, California216 contributions44 helpful votes
The museum was rather small but chocked full of local historical information and artifacts. We were glad we stopped by. Very friendly, informative staff.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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