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Wright Centennial Museum now open

The Wright Centennial Museum. Photo via Visit Gillette-Wright Facebook page.

WRIGHT, Wyo. — A museum celebrating local history has opened for the season in Wright, the Visit Gillette-Wright Wyoming Facebook page announced Thursday.

Started in 1990, the Wright Centennial Museum closes during the winter months, usually shutting down in early October. The museum features a wide collection of historic items related to local industries like coal mining and ranching. Collected items include authentic pioneer-era cookware, sheep wagons and records from area ranches.

Until closing again come October, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and is closed Sundays. The museum is located in Wright at 140 Ranch Court.

In addition to opening to the public, the museum will be hosting a “Taste of Wright” cooking competition on June 21, with several awards for best grilling, smoking and dessert dishes. Check out its Facebook page for more information.