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Explore Old West Christmas traditions at Fort Caspar Museum

Kids look at Fort Caspar Museum’s mascot “Fremont Ferret” in a Santa hat in a sleigh. (Fort Caspar Museum, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wondering how Christmas was celebrated in the Old American West?

Fort Casper Museum will be offering a “Simple Pleasures: Old West Christmas Traditions” program from 1-3 pm Saturday, Dec. 14.

“In the Old West, pioneers, cowboys, explorers, soldiers, and mountain men celebrated Christmas with home-made gifts and decorations,” the museum says. “Learn about some old traditions, listen to holiday stories, and decorate a ‘cookie dough’ ornament to take home.”

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The event is part of the museum’s monthly “Hands-on History” program.

The cost for participants age five and up is $3 for museum members and $5 for nonmembets.

“Class size is limited, so we recommend reserving a space in advance by calling the Museum at 307-235-8462 or sending an email to pruppert@casperwy.gov,” the museum says. “Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper, Wyoming.”