The Museum at the Bighorns: Cemetery Tours this September

There will be two Living History tours at 7:30 PM where actors will portray Sheridanites from the past. On Sept. 3, participants will be visited by Women of Distinction such as Delilah Sonnesberger and Elsa Spear Byron. The following evening, Sept. 4, the Men of Distinction will make their appearance with big names from Sheridan history like John Kendrick, and a special visit from Buffalo Bill. 

Three separate tours will occur on the following three Saturdays of September at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Headstone Symbolism will take place on Sept. 11. The tour on Sept. 18, will be Heavy Hitters of Sheridan History. Participants will visit the graves of some of the influential people who helped shape Sheridan to what it is today. The last cemetery tour will be Law Enforcement on Sept. 25, telling the stories of sheriffs and sheriff deputies who served Sheridan County. 

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Museum at the Bighorns Executive Director Mikayla Larrow told listeners what to expect while on the tours. 

M. Larrow

According to Larrow, the cemetery tours benefit the museum’s education department. This year’s tours are a brand new lineup of themes that Larrow feels returning guests will enjoy as well as new visitors. Larrow reminds the public that tours are limited to 30 people each and to sign up for the desired tours before they fill up.

Cemetery Tour tickets must be purchased in advance, and can be purchased at the museum or on the museum’s website: Living History tours are $25 a ticket and all other tours cost $10 a ticket. Participants will need to select a tour time at sign-up.

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