On May 19, the Rockpile Museum in Gillette hosted an Open House to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Traveling exhibition "The Way We Worked." The display is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, and explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.
The Rockpile is also extending their local photography exhibit, “Views of Vanuatu.” Local World War 2 veteran Jack Bennick served in the US navy from 1939 until 1945, and survived the sinking of the USS Wasp. He served on the Gillette City Council for 10 years after returning home to Campbell County. His photography from his time overseas will now be on display through October 6th.
On July 21, the museum will be celebrating 44 years in the community. Named after the literal rockpile on-site, which signaled to early settlers traveling through northeast Wyoming that they'd reached Gillette, the museum hosts a variety of different exhibits, from the prehistoric to modern history.
As always, events and admissions to the Rockpile Museum are FREE. See more photos from the event on our Facebook page!
We welcomed Candy's Taqueria to the Chamber on May 2nd! The restaurant has been regularly ranked as one of Gillette's top restaurants, and reviewed with the highest marks by its patrons on Yelp and TripAdvisor.
They recently moved to the Camel Plaza, next to McDonald's. Their menu includes authentic homemade specialties like pupusas, huaraches, and tortas, and they served up our Energizers some carne asada fries and empanadas, as well.
We're happy to have this long-time local favorite added to our list of Chamber restaurants, and can't wait to see what's in store for them this year! Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and are now at 900 Camel Drive.
Check out more photos from the ribbon cutting on Facebook.
Every member that joins the Chamber of Commerce is entitled to a ribbon cutting event. Our Chamber Ambassadors, the Energizers, attend ribbon cutting events to network and learn about your business. You get to use the big scissors and cut the red ribbon on your Chamber membership!