IMG_0183The Museum is a private 501(3)c non-profit and we rely on museum fundraising and the support of our members and donors for our operations. We also have received grants from the 1% Board, Johnson County Recreation District, The Johnson County Tourism Board, and other grant programs for specific grant projects. We appreciate such support and would not be able to keep our doors open without it.

Membership If you would like to become a member:


  • Individual: $10.00
  • Business: $30.00
  • Senior: $7.00

Members receive the HOP Record bi-monthly newsletter, information on all museum events and programs, and 10% off all books purchased at the museum bookstore.

IMG_0167Donations and Memorials:

If you are interested in becoming a donor or making a donation in memory of a loved one, please contact the museum at 307-738-2381 or


The museum relies greatly on our volunteers who help with a variety of museum projects and events. Volunteers who donate more than 20 hours to the museum annually are given a complimentary membership.


Since the beginning the museum has held a variety of fundraisers: Historic plays, old-time music shows, tours, calendars, photo books, and even a branding.

Become a Member Today: