“What an amazing field trip you organized for us! Every school in the area should be visiting you! ”

Annette Graham

5th – 6th grade teacher Clearmont Elementary School

General Support Materials

The Museum partners with local and regional educators to facilitate meaningful school visits to experience and learn about the multi-faceted and diverse collections of The Brinton Museum.

Two young visitors in the Western Art Gallery appreciating Winold Reiss Blackfeet Indian portraits.
Two young visitors in the Western Art Gallery appreciating Winold Reiss Blackfeet Indian portraits.

Below please find three sample lesson plans designed by the Museum’s Education Department, aligned with Wyoming State Department of Education Standards and Benchmarks.

  • Visual Art Class, grades 9-12, including art studio project. Artists included are Winold Reiss, Frank Tenney Johnson and Frederic Remington.
  • U.S. Government Class, grades 10-12, based on a letter by Abraham Lincoln promoting the retention of the Electoral College. The original letter is on display at the museum.
  • Art/Social Studies Class, grades 4-6, exploring Plains Indians life and culture through original art and artifacts on display in “To Honor The Plains Nations’ exhibition in the American Indian Gallery.

For questions, more information, or lesson plans, please contact Barbara McNab, Curator of Exhibitions & Museum Education.

Materials for the Gollings & Kleiber Exhibition

Lesson Plans for Grades 2 – 12 on Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom that include applicable Wyoming State Department of Education content standards for visual arts as well as Pre-Museum Visit, Museum Visit and Post Museum Visit materials are available through the museum’s Education Department. Students will learn about the fascinating lives of these two exceptional artists and the relevance of their art to Sheridan County. Find more information on the exhibit HERE and check out sample lesson plans below:

To schedule a school tour please contact Curator of Exhibitions & Museum Education Barbara McNab at bmcnab@thebrintonmuseum.org or call 307-763-5924. Admission to The Brinton Museum is offered FREE for teachers and students through a grant from Whitney Benefits, Inc.

“Our kids had a super experience viewing all of the wonderful art and Native American items displayed in the museum. Seeing the actual items helped students understand Indian culture better as it corresponded to their reading of Indian tribal life in our social studies text book. ”

Cheryl Marsh

4th grade social studies, Big Horn Elementary School

“Thank you for the wonderful and informational tour of The Brinton Museum. I have learned so much about art and especially Native Americans, such as the Cheyennes, the Crows and the Nez Perce. ”

Timber, 6th grader

Clearmont Elementary School