Big Piney 4th Graders visit the Sommers Ranch Homestead 9/20/12

Learning by doing at a homestead living-history site in Sublette County
by Pinedale Online!
September 20, 2012

4th Graders from Big Piney Elementary School visited the Sommers Ranch Homestead on Monday, September 17th as part of their Wyoming History classes. The students got to help churn butter, learn about spinning, practice roping, collect chicken eggs, do hand laundry, and visit a nearby Native American archaeological site.

The new homestead living history site is a joint project of the Sublette County Historical Society, Green River Valley Museum, and siblings Jonita and Albert Sommers. It opened to the public in the summer of 2012 after two years of preparation work on the site. The intent is to create a hands-on living history site where visitors can touch, explore, and learn about the homestead era of the early 1900s in the Upper Green River Valley.

Photos by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!