Find hidden history at the Dug Up Gun Museum (VIDEO)
By Kristin Alberts
Where do rusty guns and relics scrounged from long-buried locales share untold stories of world history? At the Dug Up Gun Museum in downtown Cody, Wyoming — that’s where. Guns.com caught up with museum owners Hans and Eva Kurth who share their unusual passion for saving forgotten history one gun at a time.
About the Museum
The Dug Up Gun Museum is easy to find in downtown Cody, located upstairs at 1020 12th Street, kitty-corner from Buffalo Bill’s famous Irma Hotel. Owners Hans and Eva, along with their shop dog Harley, are the sole staff, keeping the museum open 12 hours a day, seven days a week, during the peak Cody tourist season May through September. Their passion for sharing the collection is evident in their welcoming smiles and warm greetings to each person through the door. Though there is no admission fee to visit the museum, a small donation box and visitors log sits near the front of the museum. The Kurth’s maintain the place, including rent, displays, upkeep, and new acquisitions solely on donations, and while the donation box may not be full, their drive is undeterred. Both the soft-spoken, bearded Hans and outgoing, energetic Eva say the last 10