Big Horn Chapter, NSDAR

Cody, Wyoming

moving forward  Since 2005

The Big Horn Chapter is located in the Big Horn Basin, in the northwest corner of Wyoming. The youngest chapter in Wyoming, Big Horn Chapter celebrated their 15th anniversary on October 13, 2020.

Members come from Cody, Powell, Basin, Meeteetse, Cowley, and Thermopolis. They participate in committees of particular interest to them, including visiting veterans in nursing homes. The Big Horn Chapter awarded the DAR Outstanding Cadet Award to the first female to earn the rank of Cadet Colonel in the state of Wyoming. The chapter will continue to expand their work to promote both patriotism and education in the area schools.


Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, the Bighorn Basin consists of several towns that were incorporated in the early 1900s, with populations that range from a few hundred inhabitants to around 10,000. These towns proudly showcase their unique local museums which are filled with information about early settlement and showcase life in the basin.

The Bighorn Basin is home to Yellowstone National Park, the nation’s first National Park, and Shoshone National Forest, our nation’s first federally protected National Forest. The Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area also includes the Big Horn Mountains and Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West was founded in 1917 to preserve the legacy and vision of Colonel William F. Cody. The oldest and most comprehensive museum of the West, the center is dedicated to public education and preservation and aims to share its message worldwide. It includes five museums: the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, and the Draper Natural History Museum.

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, located between Cody and Powell, was one of ten internment camps used for Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast Exclusion Zone during World War II.

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