Historic bison exhibit unveiled at Museum

Photos by Alastair Baker

A rendition of ‘Hoss’, a bison made from horseshoes and chains, by artist and rancher Frank Schwegel of Ranch Horseshoe Art, Box Elder, South Dakota. ‘Hoss’ has been loaned to the Museum by Bobbie and Don Woerner of Laurel.

Part of a contemporary example of a painted bison hide based on historic methods by Darrell Norman (Blackfeet), 2009. Such work helped to establish a powerful unity between Native Americans and the animal.

The Carbon County Historical Society and Museum is presenting ‘Bison: The Past, Present & Future’, an informative history of the bison in America. A sneak preview will be held April 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with the exhibit open daily from April 13-June 16 during museum opening times, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The traveling exhibit is in collaboration with the Western Heritage Center and numerous sponsors.

“It is so magnificently large,” said Museum Director Sarah Russell. “We have cleared out our main floor to make room for this 1,800 square foot masterpiece.”

It is the largest exhibit in the Museum’s history. 

 

 

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