Museums get ready for summer


Mike Armstrong

Left, Hanna Basin Museum employee April Avery and Hanna Basin Museum Director Sunshine Solaas show off new exhibits on the coal mines of Hanna.

The museums in northern Carbon County are getting ready for summer visitors. Medicine Bow Museum and Hanna Basin Museum opened on Memorial weekend and Elk Mountain Museum is looking to open June 12.

COVID-19 did effect the openings of Medicine Bow and Hanna Basin, because they could not have the refreshments and crowds that are a part of the summer openings.

Medicine Bow opened, but museum director Sharon Biamon knew it would be quiet. She said there is a new quilt exhibit that she wants to show off. Biamon is also waiting for the Fossil House Museum building to come to her site (See "Stil...

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