New museum coming to Cody - KULR8.com | Montana's News Leader | Billings, MT

New museum coming to Cody

Posted: Updated:

Cody Wyoming will soon have a new museum. It is housed in one of the oldest structures in town.

Tourists saw a field of American flags in Cody every June for the last few years. But, the flags were not just a patriotic display. This Field of Honor was created to raise money for Cody’s Heritage Museum at the 110 year old Demaris House downtown.

The Vice President of the Cody Heritage Museum Board, Lynn Houze explained, “The very first meeting happened in January of 2007…with interested people who wanted to see a local history museum.”

Cody already has five museums at the Center of the West, just a few blocks from the Demaris House. So, why open another museum?

Houze answered, “The Buffalo Bill Center of the West does not really cover the history of the town of Cody.”

Which is colorful. Houze said the area used to belong to the Crow Indians.

“This was Crow Treaty land and whites couldn’t come in until the Laramie treaty of 1868…”

The new museum in the old house will tell the story of the early settlers, and of the town’s creation.

Houze explained, “They formed a company called the Shoshone Land and Irrigation company, formed over in Sheridan”

Houze said the investors contacted William F. Cody through his son-in-law.

She said, “He lent his name, he invested, and he also invested, and he was also instrumental in getting other people to invest”

There will be many stories to tell in the 900 square foot building on Cody’s main street. Houze said large murals will cover the walls. But the board is hoping locals will chip in once again, with historic articles, like an old, old bottle she pulled out of a box.

Physical Therapy Technician Terry Tarbett gave it to the museum, because, “It doesn’t belong in my oak secretary where I am the only person who sees it.”

Tarbett donated an 88 year old bottle that held natural mineral water from the Sweetwater spring 35 miles west of Cody in what is now the Shoshone National Forest. The “Sweetwater” was bottled and sold by a man named Kid Wilson: which is another history story.

Tarbett said, “There’s a lotta people who have things who don’t realize what they are.”

The museum board is asking those people to donate those items to the Cody Heritage Museum, to help tell the story of Cody, the town, and the surrounding area.

Houze said the Cody Heritage Museum will probably open to the local community in September, and to the general public next spring. 

  • LocalMore>>

  • Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:14:03 GMT
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
  • Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:06:35 GMT
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
  • Yellowstone County garbage rates could increase

    Yellowstone County garbage rates could increase

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:28:12 GMT

    The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing September 5 to determine whether to raise residential rates by five dollars. The discussion involves increasing the fee charged by the county solid waste disposal district from 15 dollars to 20. The county commission wants to increase the fee because of projected increases in the cost to dispose of the waste.

    The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing September 5 to determine whether to raise residential rates by five dollars. The discussion involves increasing the fee charged by the county solid waste disposal district from 15 dollars to 20. The county commission wants to increase the fee because of projected increases in the cost to dispose of the waste.

  • MontanaMore>>

  • Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:14:03 GMT
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
  • Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:06:35 GMT
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
  • Yellowstone County garbage rates could increase

    Yellowstone County garbage rates could increase

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-08-22 02:28:12 GMT

    The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing September 5 to determine whether to raise residential rates by five dollars. The discussion involves increasing the fee charged by the county solid waste disposal district from 15 dollars to 20. The county commission wants to increase the fee because of projected increases in the cost to dispose of the waste.

    The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing September 5 to determine whether to raise residential rates by five dollars. The discussion involves increasing the fee charged by the county solid waste disposal district from 15 dollars to 20. The county commission wants to increase the fee because of projected increases in the cost to dispose of the waste.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Here's what you can do with your solar eclipse glasses

    Here's what you can do with your solar eclipse glasses

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:43:59 GMT

    Now that the solar eclipse has passed over our state, you might be wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses.

    Now that the solar eclipse has passed over our state, you might be wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses.

  • Man who shot Ohio judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot Ohio judge was father of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:55:29 GMT
    Records show an Ohio judge shot and wounded outside his courthouse was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the man suspected of shooting him. Authorities say suspect Nathaniel Richmond was fatally shot by the judge's bailiff during the Monday altercation. The judge also fired shots. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese (bruh-ZEEZ') Jr. underwent emergency surgery after the shooting and is expected to survive. Richmond was the father of a Steubenville High School football...
    Records show an Ohio judge shot and wounded outside his courthouse was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the man suspected of shooting him. Authorities say suspect Nathaniel Richmond was fatally shot by the judge's bailiff during the Monday altercation. The judge also fired shots. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese (bruh-ZEEZ') Jr. underwent emergency surgery after the shooting and is expected to survive. Richmond was the father of a Steubenville High School football...
  • Lolo Peak Fire faces potential thunderstorm

    Lolo Peak Fire faces potential thunderstorm

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:28:40 GMT

    Lolo Peak Fire has grown to more than 31,000 acres and gained more than 5,000 acres over the weekend.

    Lolo Peak Fire has grown to more than 31,000 acres and gained more than 5,000 acres over the weekend.

  • People gather from all over the world to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park

    People gather from all over the world to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:28:44 GMT

    People came from around the world to see the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park. It was predicted to be the busiest day in the history of the park. The park was packed with eclipse watchers, who came to northwest Wyoming days ago. Grand Teton National Park has had record visitation for years. People come here to see the stunning beauty of the Tetons. But on this day, there were a lot more people than normal, by daybreak. By 7:30 a.m., all of the parking lots were full, inclu...

    People came from around the world to see the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park. It was predicted to be the busiest day in the history of the park. The park was packed with eclipse watchers, who came to northwest Wyoming days ago. Grand Teton National Park has had record visitation for years. People come here to see the stunning beauty of the Tetons. But on this day, there were a lot more people than normal, by daybreak. By 7:30 a.m., all of the parking lots were full, inclu...

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your
    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page
  • Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:46:53 GMT

    Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.

    Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.

  • Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:14:03 GMT
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
  • Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:06:35 GMT
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
  • WyomingMore>>

  • Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:14:03 GMT
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
    It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages. 
  • Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:06:35 GMT
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
    Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne...
  • People gather from all over the world to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park

    People gather from all over the world to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-08-22 01:28:44 GMT

    People came from around the world to see the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park. It was predicted to be the busiest day in the history of the park. The park was packed with eclipse watchers, who came to northwest Wyoming days ago. Grand Teton National Park has had record visitation for years. People come here to see the stunning beauty of the Tetons. But on this day, there were a lot more people than normal, by daybreak. By 7:30 a.m., all of the parking lots were full, inclu...

    People came from around the world to see the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park. It was predicted to be the busiest day in the history of the park. The park was packed with eclipse watchers, who came to northwest Wyoming days ago. Grand Teton National Park has had record visitation for years. People come here to see the stunning beauty of the Tetons. But on this day, there were a lot more people than normal, by daybreak. By 7:30 a.m., all of the parking lots were full, inclu...