Cultural Amenities

Goshen County boasts a variety of cultural amenities with the perfect blend of Western heritage, Wyoming history, and modern flair, from rodeos and western festivals to fine arts.

Eastern Wyoming College is a cultural Mecca with art exhibits, student art shows, and music events, many of which are free to the public. Eastern Wyoming College supports the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council and Goshen Community Theater, Inc.

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council is dedicated to providing a rich array of fine arts performances which reflect many different cultures. Since 1993, the council has cooperated with EWC to ensure that the residents of Goshen county and surrounding areas are provided an opportunity to enjoy artistic presentations which may include pianists, theatre, instrumental ensembles, vocal, and other types of performances. Each year an arts series that promotes the goals and objectives of the council is produced.

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council is a non-profit organization with a goal of providing cultural programming to the community. Admission to events is kept to the lowest price feasible. Many of the artists also perform for community concerts and school audiences. The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents quality programs through support from the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Goshen Community Theatre, Inc. is a musical and dramatic performing arts company with the purpose of enriching our community by:

  • Presenting quality family entertainment.
  • Creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in theatre arts.
  • Providing a program of educational experience in all aspects of theatre.


Goshen Community Theatre, Inc. is a charitable, non-profit organization, and is an affiliate of Eastern Wyoming College Community Education.

The high-quality performances of Goshen Community Theater, Inc. attract audiences from throughout Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota. Thespians, musicians, seamstresses, artists and others of all ages and from communities throughout the county work year-round on productions like Forever Plaid.

For a current schedule of performing arts at Eastern Wyoming College, visit http://www.ewc.wy.edu/campuslife/finearts.cfm.

Goshen County Public Library

The Goshen County Library, located at 2001 East A Street in Torrington, features a wonderful collection of books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more. Web resources connect library patrons to a world of information. One of the many community programs include a weekly story time for pre-school children.

Museums

The Western History Center on US Highway 26 near Lingle features mammoth tusks, historic and archeological displays, rocks and minerals, and guided tours of dig sites.

The Homesteaders Museum is located in the old Union Pacific Depot in Torrington. Dedicated to the early settlers in the area, it has a real homesteader's shack, a sheep herder's wagon, Indian teepee, and contains displays of clothing, furnishings and other phases of the homesteader's life.

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the ultimate western celebration for fun-loving people of all ages. During the last full week of July, join us for an exciting 10 days of rodeo, concerts, Wyoming history and Wyoming’s famous blue jean western hospitality. For more information: www.cfdrodeo.com.

Churches, Clubs and Organizations

Torrington’s Senior Friendship Center offers a wide variety of meals and programs for its treasured senior citizens. This age group is a fast growing segment of the resident population in Goshen County due to lower taxes, a mild climate and friendly community atmosphere.

The Gardening Club is active in Torrington. A public garden, sponsored by the Community Hospital, is also situated along Main Street and available for public use.

Torrington offers many opportunities for fellowship and community service. There are 21 churches in the community. Service organizations include the Rotary Club, Elks Club, Lions Club, 4-H Club and many other organizations.

Contact the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce for a current list of churches, clubs and organizations. Phone: 307-532-3879 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..