Research Center

Knowing Your Community


Wyoming, and Sublette County in particular, are particularly young in historic terms. If you visit the GRVM, you’ll find that our oldest artifacts are around 150 years old. Our distant neighbors in the eastern US have histories that date back to the late 1400s! The museums there have many more vast collections of vastly older artifacts.

However, the youth of the area has its advantages. When you come to the GRVM you are immediately greeted with a close look at the tools used by our ancestors. With the guidance of staff, guests are allowed to hold or examine artifacts that were invaluable to the creation of the area. We have pictures of the founders of the area, and the wagons that the pioneers traveled in are on display.

Our Katie King Research Center is stuffed full of primary and secondary resources to help people learn more about Sublette County. This free service allows people to scan, print, and burn CDs as they further their research. This service that the GRVM offers is an important one. The museum is the memory of the area. This service keeps the memories alive by allowing anyone to come in and work, have a cup of coffee, and talk to staff about the area’s history.

We recently added indexes of the research center thanks to GRVM Board President, Tony David. This is where you can start your research. Find the name of a location or distant ancestor and then come check out the resources we have for you!

We encourage anyone and everyone to come and visit the GRVM and to check out the research services we provide, because you might not find anything like it anywhere else!

Jeff Bell

Assistant Director of the GRVM