Early photo of museum namesake Anna Miller and family
Anna is highlighted in this photo with her husband, Billy Miller and four of their seven children. After marrying in 1887, she and Billy lived in a small cabin on his homestead, moving in 1894 to a dairy farm near Cambria in Weston County. Billy delivered milk to Cambria until he was elected Weston County Sheriff in 1898. He was killed in a confrontation with a band of Sioux Indians in 1903. Two years later, Anna was elected County Superintendent of Schools and later became County Librarian at the old courthouse. She became the first Librarian of the new Carnegie Library that opened in 1912 next to the new courthouse. She served there for more than 20 years. Anna was active in civic affairs and was a member of the 20th Century Club, the first Chief of the Pythian Sister's Lodge, a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was on the Newcastle School Board for many years. Anna Miller died in 1951 and is buried next to her husband at Greenwood Cemetery.
From Anna Miller Museum - Newcastle, Wyoming