Park County Historical Society & Archives

We welcome you to come in to browse or to conduct historical and genealogical research. Our collections document the history of the town of Cody, Park County, Wyoming, and the surrounding area. We are happy to assist you in locating material for your search. Sources include: Vertical reference files on Park County subjects, Biographies, Obituaries, Photographs (over 20,000 images), Maps of Cody, Park County, and Wyoming from 1899 on, Newspapers, including the Cody Enterprise (1903 to the present), the Cody Times (1949-52), the Powell Tribune (1940 to present) and the Wyoming Stockgrower and Farmer (1903-09). Original manuscript collections and Oral Histories.

Park County Historical Society & Archives Research Facilities

We are located in the new Park County Library Building, 1500 Heart Mountain Street (extension of 13th Street), Room 140, in Cody. We are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed major holidays and on days when the Park County Library is closed. For library closings, please consult the Park County Library calendar.

Park County Library Addition
1500 Heart Mountain Street, Room 140, Cody, WY 82414
Mail to: 1501 Stampede Avenue, Unit 9001, Cody WY 82414
Cody: (307) 527-8530, Powell: (307) 754-8530
Toll Free: 1 (800) 786-2844  ext. 8530

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to learn more about the history of Cody and Park County?
Do you enjoy books, photographs or antiques?

We have many volunteer opportunities for retirees, students, or anyone looking for an enjoyable and interesting job. No previous experience is necessary. You will get practical hands-on training in these fields. Part-time, short-term, or occasional volunteer projects are possible.

We have convenient hours from 9:00am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, in a beautiful setting in the new Park County Library building.

Possible Volunteer Projects:

  • Computers: Use our PastPerfect database program to catalog objects; Adobe Photoshop for editing photos, Word to create inventories, and Excel to track and sort.
  • Digital Photography: We photograph all our collections and you can learn to use an advanced digital camera, copy stand and studio tent to document museum objects.
  • Historical Research: Learn research skills to help document the collections.
  • Display Techniques: You can help develop displays and small case exhibits.
  • Book Cataloging: Help inventory and catalog our collection of local history books.
  • Museum Cataloging: Help document and catalog our collection of antiques relating to local history.
  • Photo Cataloging: Help catalog and document our extensive collection of Cody and area photographs.
  • Archival cataloging: Learn to organize the papers of people and organizations that helped shape Cody’s history.