Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum
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Explore the Past. Discover the West. Experience History!
Located in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, the Sheridan County Museum presents a local perspective on the history of the American West through a variety of exhibits. These exhibits investigate the culture, industry, communities, agriculture, preservation, and geography of Sheridan County through artifacts, historic photographs, maps, and interactive kiosks.
The museum highlights life in Sheridan County with dioramas, photographs and artifacts. Exhibit topics address local American Indians, military, ranching, railroad, timbering, mining, artists, photographers and events from the 19th-century through today.
Our most popular exhibit, “Crazy Horse, Crook, and the Battle on Rosebud Creek,” draws Western history enthusiasts from far and wide as they learn about the Battle of the Rosebud in southeastern Montana. The Battle of the Rosebud occurred on June 17, 1876, just eight days before General George Custer’s defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The exhibit features a touch screen kiosk filled with photos, narration, animated maps, lists of participants, and accounts of the battle and Crook’s activities at “Camp Cloud Peak” in Sheridan and Big Horn. New in 2013 will be a diorama featuring the mid-day events of the Battle.
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