Sublette County Historical Society/Museum of the Mountain Man names Clint Gilchrist as Executive Director
by Sublette County Historical Society
April 14, 2017
PINEDALE, WYOMING, April 14, 2017 – Following a national search the Sublette County Historical Society Board of Trustees has named Clint Gilchrist as its new executive director.
The Board President, John Anderson said, "We are very pleased to have Clint join the Historical Society and Museum of the Mountain Man. His experience, talent and passion for history makes him a great fit for Pinedale and our organization."
Clint has been involved with the Sublette County Historical Society as a volunteer for over twenty years. From 2005-2013 he served on the SCHS Board of Trustees in all capacities. He currently serves on both the Sublette County Historic Preservation Board and the board of the Wyoming Archaeological Society – Upper Green River Basin Chapter. Clint has also served on the Cultural & Historical Task Group of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group and the Sublette County Museum Board.
Clint will start in his new role in May succeeding Angie Thomas as director. Angie will stay on until June and then will be moving to the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area.
About the Sublette County Historical Society and the Museum of the Mountain Man
Established in 1935, the Sublette County Historical Society is the oldest historical society in Wyoming, in 1936, the SCHS inaugurated a living history pageant to celebrate the history of the fur trade era and the historic mountain man rendezvous, which evolved into an annual event that has endured to the present day. The SCHS now owns and operates the Museum of the Mountain Man, the Lander Trail- New Fork River Crossing Historical Park, Sommers Homestead Living History Museum, the Trappers Point Historic Site, and undeveloped rendezvous grounds in Daniel, Wyoming.
Opened in 1990, the Museum of the Mountain Man has gained a national reputation for its interpretation of one of America’s legendary eras. In addition to noteworthy exhibits, the museum offers educational programs and experiential learning opportunities for all ages. Visiting scholars deliver engaging presentations and hands-on demonstrations that explore and define the history of the mountain man, Plains Indian culture, and the area’s natural history. To further its intellectual mission, the museum collaborates with eminent scholars and historians from around the country. The museum’s peer-reviewed publication, The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, represents an annual culmination of that effort.