Sommers Homestead Living History Museum
Pinedale | Salt to Stone
Hands on living history activities include collecting and cleaning chicken eggs, milking a cow, hand washing laundry, finding blocks of ice in the ice house, leathercraft, roping, typing on a typewriter, sewing on a treadle sewing machine, talking on a crank telephone, playing board games and more.
Admission to the historic site is by donation. Each fall at the end of the season on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the Homestead holds an Open House in conjunction with honoring the recent inductees into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. The event includes a free BBQ lunch with home-made dishes and desserts contributed by members of the community with their favorite family recipes.
The historic site is managed as a cooperative project between the Sublette County Historical Society, the Green River Valley Museum, and the Sommers Family. From 2010 until 2017 the site was operated entirely by volunteers. In 2018 the Historical Society was able to bring on their first paid part-time person to assist with staffing and operations.
Funding comes from donations and grants. There is also a small gift shop on the site. A Friends of the Sommers Homestead group was started in 2015. In 2018, due to a generous $10,000 donation by the Stella McKinstry estate, an endowment was created for the Homestead.
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