Historical Museum Foundation of Big Horn County dissolves

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Historical Museum Foundation of Big Horn County dissolves

Photo courtesy of Randy Schoppe / Big Horn County Historical Museum

Historical Museum Foundation members present a check to Historical Society President Beth Mehling. Pictured from left are Jane Slattery, Beth Mehling, Debbey Warren and Mary Koyama.

After 35 years of supporting the Big Horn County Historical Society and the Big Horn County Historical Museum, the Historical Museum Foundation of Big Horn County was dissolved this month, leaving a legacy of preserving and protecting the heritage and history of the Big Horn County area.

During it’s time, the foundation raised funds that would be eventually used to assist the museum in the construction of its new gallery and offices in 2012.

Community members who served on the foundation board of trustees included Murray Brown, Everett Bullis, Flora Clark, William Fisher, Douglas Freeman, Carroll Graham, Erle Gross, Dorcas Halverson, Dan Hope, Rich Howard, Torrey Johnson, Mary Koyama, John Luther, Beth Mehling, Jessie Ottun, Margaret Ping, Jane Slattery, Gary Stevenson, Birdie Streets, Charles Sweeney, Debbey Warren and Cecil Wham.

The final gift that the Foundation made to the Historical Society was for $17,663.59. The money was designated for the purchase of a UTV and a rotary cutter for the museum.

The Historical Society Board of Directors and the museum staff and volunteers wish to thank the past and current members of the foundation for their dedication in helping make the Big Horn County Museum one of the finest in the West.