Museum displaying winners in park photo competition

Oct 5, 2014 From staff reports

The 36 prize-winning photos from this year's Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest will be displayed in the Coutant House at the Museum of the American West in Lander through October.

"There are some really talented people in this county who take beautiful pictures," said Jack States, director emeritus with the museum. "We are happy to show the work these folks have done so more people can see them."

The house, built around 1890, originally was near Table Mountain and was home to Wilbur Coutant, the son of Dr. Charles Coutant who wrote the first history of Wyoming. The house later was moved to Lander and then moved to the museum grounds and restored.

Today the house is used for exhibits on the history of Lander and other displays. The photos from the Sinks Canyon contest have been displayed there for the past several years.

The photo contest will be on display through October. The hours for the Coutant House are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The display also will be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays so people attending the farmers market can view the pictures.

For more information, call 335-8778.

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