In the S.K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery

Thank you for contributing to The Brinton Museum!

We appreciate our Donors, Patrons and Sponsors who help sustain The Brinton Museum, ensuring our longevity and value to the community.

Individual, corporate, foundation and tribute gifts help The Brinton Museum fulfill our mission of connecting the past, present and future of the American West through our historic Quarter Circle A Ranch, Fine Art, and American Indian Art Collections.

Your gifts allow us to offer quality exhibitions, educational programming and artist workshops, to add to the permanent collection, and to preserve The Brinton Museum and the Quarter Circle A Ranch for generations to come.  Explore the various ways you can support the Brinton below, or please contact our Development Director by calling 307-763-5933 to learn more about how you can help.

Annual Giving

Your unrestricted contribution to Annual Giving helps wherever needed most: general museum operations, exhibitions, educational programs as well as maintaining our facilities which include several historic buildings and extensive grounds on the 620-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch.

The Next Hundred Years - Endowment Campaign

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This year, 2023, marks the 100th anniversary of Bradford Brinton’s purchase of the Quarter Circle A Ranch.  As we look to the next hundred years, we want to ensure the museum, lands, and historic buildings are handled with the same care they received over the past hundred years.  This work of preservation and maintenance is key to the museum carrying out its mission of connecting the past, present and future of the American West, and it is no small endeavor.

While the Quarter Circle A is not a working ranch, the lands and buildings are worthy of care, day in and day out.  Fences are mended, gardens are tended, trails are kept up, historical trees are cared for, and buildings are maintained.  This maintenance and preservation costs an average of $215,000 annually an additional $175,000 Brinton Grounds & Facilities staffing.

As we enter this exciting landmark year, we have a tremendous opportunity to grow our endowment for The Brinton Museum.  The income generated from this campaign will provide for the care and preservation of the ranch lands and buildings, in perpetuity.

We have secured $4.35 million in pledges and gifts and are seeking to raise an additional $1.65 million toward the goal of establishing a $6 million maintenance and preservation endowment in honor of the centennial anniversary of Bradford’s purchase of the Quarter Circle A Ranch.

The Brinton Preservation Society

Would you like to make a donation to become part of The Brinton Preservation Society?
With a gift of $1,000 or more you join a special group of supporters dedicated to the ongoing success of The Brinton Museum.  Members of The Brinton Preservation Society receive exclusive benefits and recognition.

Other Donation Options

We offer many options for donors wishing to support a specific aspect of The Brinton Museum. For example, you may earmark, and thus restrict, your contribution to an educational program, an exhibition, or scholarships to help children participate in the annual Summer Art Camp to name but a few. For more options, or to discuss your interest in funding a particular program or item, please contact our Development Office by calling 307-763-5933 to learn more about making a special, restricted donation that matches your philanthropic interests.

The Brinton Museum gratefully accepts stock gifts, bequests, as well as contributions from Donor Advised Funds and IRA Distributions.

For gifts of fine art please contact the Curatorial Director at (307) 763-5931.


Tribute Gifts and Bequests

The Brinton Museum offers many opportunities to honor friends and family on special occasions either with a tribute or a gift membership. Other ways to contribute include making a Memorial Donation to remember a loved one or a Bequest to leave a lasting legacy The Brinton Museum recognizes tribute gifts in many ways, including hand-written cards to the family or honoree and announcements in our newsletter. We are happy to help you create a special memorial, honor a friend with a thoughtful gift, or leave a lasting legacy.

Corporate Sponsorships

We welcome businesses and corporations who wish to support art, history, and nature for the public to enjoy in northern Wyoming.  Your sponsorship of The Brinton Museum is an invaluable partnership.  For more information on how your business can help, please click here:

The Honoring Project

The Brinton Museum is serving as the fiscal agent for the Honoring Project. The goal of this project is to install a sculpture by a Native American artist, memorial benches and bricks dedicated to the memory of local volunteers, civic groups, churches and businesses in Sheridan County and the neighboring Native American people who invested in All-American Indian Days from 1953-1984.


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