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Campbell County Rockpile Museum
"Our mission is to tell the story of the Powder River Basin."
The Rockpile Museum opened as a Homesteaders' Museum in 1974. Since then the museum has obtained nearly 33,000 historical objects related to the history and culture of Gillette and Campbell County. Nearly 100% of that has been donated by area residents.
"We depend upon donations from local residents and families," says Director Robert Henning. "Sometimes that's families who have moved away from the area and their grandparents or greatgrandparents homesteaded, and they'll send things to us to archive."
Every year the musuem brings in 3-5 new exhibits, either part of a change of the permanent collection, or a borrowed exhibition like "Infamy," from the World War II Museum in New Orleans. A staff of five takes care of the collecting, preservation efforts, and then the outreach programs that educate local students and the community.
"We rely a lot on volunteers that come in and help us catalog, clean, store, and research our collections," says Henning. The Rockpile is always accepting volunteers in to their program.
The museum is free to visit, and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can visit them at 900 W. Second Street, or at RockpileMuseum.com, which has nearly 2500 objects from their collection viewable online.