Fort Caspar is a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor. This Central Wyoming regional history museum features exhibits on prehistoric peoples, Plains Indians, ranching, the energy industry, and the City of Casper as well as the western emigrant trails and frontier army.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Fort Caspar Museum hosts a variety of programs and events throughout the year.
Special Traveling Exhibit Our Lives, Our Stories: America's Greatest Generation
April 6 – May 28, 2012 From the National Endowment for the Humanities “On the Road” Series, this exhibit explores the experiences of a single generation – the stories of their lives, told in their words – from birth to old age. Special events and activities to be announced.
Lunch and Learn Saturday, June 9th at 12:00 pm Lee Cullimore will discuss his new book, The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War. More information to come.
"Impressions on Wyoming" Summer 2012 Lecture Series "Impressions on Wyoming” is the Museum’s annual lecture series.
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18 learn about Wyoming from east to west and from past to present. Free of charge. This program is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Humanities Council and the Fort Caspar Museum Association.
June 20th: “The British Presence in Wyoming Ranching” by Lawrence Woods
June 27th: “Yankee Horse Soldiers in Indian Country: Perspectives of William O. Collins and Hervey Johnson” by Heyward Schrock
July 4: Open Week, no program
July 11th: “Wild Bill Hickok: Truth and Myth” by Jeffrey Broome
July 18th: “Grace Heberd: Shaping the Past, Present, and Future of Wyoming” by Virginia Scharff
Summer Hours & Admission Fees
September & May: Open Daily Museum: 8am - 5pm Fort Buildings: 8:30am - 4:30pm Adults: $3.00 / Teens (13-18): $2 / Kids (0-12): FREE
June 1 to August 31: Open Daily Museum: 8am - 6pm Fort Buildings: 8:30am - 5:30pm Adults: $3.00 / Teens (13-18): $2 / Kids (0-12): FREE
Winter Hours & Admission Fees October 1 to April 30: Tuesdays thru Saturdays; closed Sundays & Mondays Museum: 8am - 5pm
Fort Buildings: The buildings are locked for winter, however the fort grounds are accessible Adults: $1.50 / Teens (13-18): $1 / Kids (0-12): FREE
For more information, visit http://www.casperwy.gov/ParksRecreationandEntertainment/Museums/FortCasparMuseum/FortCasparEvents/tabid/566/Default.aspx .