Research Station & Materials
The Wray Museum's Research Station offers access to a variety of research materials. A variety of books, local newspaper obituaries and family histories are available for genealogy research. Those who are interested in local history can find books by local authors and books about area history that are hard to find.
Guest Speakers and Special Events
Throughout the year, the Wray Museum host a variety of guest speakers, including book signing by authors. The Museum hosts an annual Valentine Day Tea every year featuring a special program and have their annual Holiday Home Tour in December. Check out the City of Wray Events Calendar for more information and upcoming dates.
Valentine's Day Tea
2009 Young Historians VIP Party w/
Dr. Ming of NASA
2009 Huck Finn Fishing Day
After School Programs
In the fall the Wray Museum offers an after school program for children. These programs were created to increase public awareness of the Wray Museum and give students a much more hands on experience that is not available during regular hours. Each session is designed to help the participant connect with history and science taught in the classroom on a local level. There is no fee for these programs but children need to register. The registration form can be mailed or dropped off at the Wray Museum prior to the first meeting date.
The 2010 session Prevailing in a Perilous Period The 1930s and 1940s will be open for students in 2nd through 6th grade. The 3-part program will be held on the third Monday of the month and the sessions will start at 3:45 pm (after school) and end at 5:30 pm at the Wray Museum.
Depression, Dust, Drought, & Damaging Floods
Monday, September 20
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 is often referred to as the start of the Great Depression and the Dirty 30s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. Not only were families faced with economic hardships out here on the plains but also had to deal with drought, dust storms, and severe flooding.
The New Deal & the Alphabet Agencies
Monday, October 18
In the first 100 days of office as the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt started a series of economic programs referred to as the New Deal. The programs were responses to the Great Depression and they focused on the "3 R's": relief, recovery , and reform.
World War II
Monday, November 15
World War II was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945. It was the most widespread war in history with nations forming alliances known as the Allies and the Axis. Nations placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort.
2009 After School Program Participants
The Sandhill Dancers
The Colorado Division of Wildlife, The Wray Museum, East Yuma County Historical Society and the Wray Chamber of Commerce sponsor the Greater Prairie Chicken Viewing Tours every spring. See these awesome birds, watch them do their interesting dance and hear their distinctive "booming"sounds.
For information and reservations contact the Wray Chamber of Commerce, 970-332-3484 or Wray Museum, 970-332-5063