The Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, is celebrating founder Bradford Brinton’s 132nd birthday on June 26, 2012, with free admission all day, and cake and ice cream on the grounds from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
“Just as Bradford Brinton dreamed of his ranch in the West and made that dream come true in 1923 when he purchased the Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming,” says Associate Curator Barbara Schuster, “so is young Luke in Dorie McCullough Lawson’s children’s book dreaming about the West where he becomes a hard-working cowboy on the Wymont Ranch.”
Spend the afternoon at the museum, enjoy cake and ice cream, and meet the author of TEX, Dorie McCullough Lawson, who will be signing books from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum allows you to experience the lifestyle of a 1920s and 30s gentleman’s working ranch. Guided tours of the Main Ranch House are available, and the property features regular art exhibitions and an exclusive Native American Collection.
The Ranch House on the Quarter Circle A Ranch, on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1892 by William Moncreiffe, renovated and enlarged by Bradford Brinton in 1927-28, and opened to the public as a memorial to Western art and history through Helen Brinton’s will in 1961. The Brintons’ collection, on display in its original setting, includes splendid artwork by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, Edward Borein, Frank Tenney Johnson, Hans Kleiber & Bill Gollings and many others.