“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

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.

Students in the Western Art Gallery
Students in the Western Art Gallery

Below please find a few sample lesson plans designed by the Museum’s Education Department. All lesson plans are 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 and more information please contact Barbara McNab, Curator of Exhibitions and Museum Education.

“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