The Museum of the Mountain Man

The Museum of the Mountain Man presents a visual and interpretative experience into the romantic era of the 1800s mountain man and provides a comprehensive overview of the historical significance of the fur trade in the American West. During the second weekend in July, the museum annually promotes the importance of the mountain man by sponsoring the Green River Rendezvous Days. This tremendously popular public event unites scholars, modern-day mountain men, and visitors from across the nation in an enlightening and educational four-day extravaganza. The museum also publishes the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal on an annual basis. This nationally-recognized, peer-reviewed, academic publication serves as a venue for researchers to explore old as well as new examinations of the fur trade era in American history. Situated in the heart of the country that was once the hub of the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous system (1825-1840), the Museum of the Mountain Man stands today as a monument to the men and the fur trade commerce that opened the West.