School & Group Field Trips
The Sheridan County Historical Society & Museum is your first stop for sharing the history of Sheridan County, the Bighorn Mountains, and the Powder River Basin. This history connects local history with large regional and national themes. Our education staff has programs for elementary, middle, and high school audiences. We offer guided and unguided programs for school and other groups. These programs center around our exhibits, dioramas, and historical collections.
Scheduling Your Visit
Reservations are required for all group visits. Contact our Curator of Education, Monday-Friday at 307-675-1150 at least two weeks in advance of the desired date. All visits are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. May is the busiest month for field trips to the Museum and it is recommended that teachers schedule as early as possible to ensure a desired date and time. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests. Educational programs for elementary, middle, and high school students are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 pm.
Group Size & Chaperone Requirements
The Museum has different size and chaperone requirements for education and non-education groups.
School tours groups cannot exceed 36 students per group. Group leaders are responsible for securing chaperones. A ratio of one adult chaperone per six students is requested for tours.
Non Education Groups
Non education tours have a minimum of 15 people group. Group leaders are responsible for paying the group admission fee upon arrival.
There is no cost for education group tours at the Museum (including chaperones and bus drivers). For non education groups, the Museum has a group rate of $3.00 per person for groups of 15 people and above.
The Museum's Porch is available for those groups bringing a sack lunch. A reservation for this space is required when scheduling your visit. Unfortunately, groups without a reservation are not guaranteed a space to eat. There are no vending machines or drinking fountains at the Museum, any food or drink must be provided by the group. The Museum has tables and chairs for 50 people.
Museum Etiquette Rules/Chaperone Responsibilities
We strive to provide a valuable, educational and fun experience. In order to do so, we ask teachers & group leaders to share the following rules with students and chaperones prior to their visit. Upon arrival, a staff member or volunteer will greet the group to review the rules. Teachers and chaperones in the group are responsible for following and upholding these guidelines. Students gain more from their visit when adequately supervised. To ensure the safety of the group, as well as other Museum visitors, we require that teachers and chaperones be with students at all times.
- Backpacks, purses and other parcels larger than 15″ x 10″ x 9″ will not be allowed in the galleries. These items will need to be left on the bus or at the Admissions Desk.
- We thank you in advance for not touching the art or artifacts in the Museum. Repeated touching leaves a build-up of oil and dirt damaging these items.
- We thank you in advance for not running in the Museum.
- Climbing on statues is not permitted in any of the galleries or on Museum grounds.
- Eating and drinking is allowed only on the Museum Porch.
- Turn off, silence or refrain from using cell phones during tours.
Cancelling Your Visit
If you must cancel a tour, please leave a voice-mail message with the Mercantile Manager at 307-675-1150 within 48 hours of your scheduled visit.