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Fort Caspar Museum displays campaign memorabilia

Billy Beer from the campaign of Billy Carter, (courtesy of the Fort Caspar Museum)

CASPER, Wyo. —  View buttons, souvenirs, and other items from 20th century political campaigns at the Fort Caspar Museum, for their latest exhibit.

The exhibit; titled “Who’s Your Candidate? Political Buttons, Pins, & Souvenirs of the 20th Century;”  is comprised of items from the Museum’s own collection as well as from local private collections.

“The display features a variety of buttons, merchandise, and memorabilia from political campaigns,” an announcement from museum staff said, December 18. “The buttons are a sampling of national, statewide, and local elections.  In addition to hundreds (and hundreds!) of campaign buttons, the exhibit features items from political conventions as well as a selection of political collectibles.”

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The exhibit will remain on view through November 7, 2020.

Visitors will see the desk used by Dick Tobin in the Wyoming State Senate in the 1960s; First Lady of Wyoming Mary Brooks’ inaugural gown from 1907; cans of Billy Beer, Clinton Cola, and Gold Water; and much more.

Fort Caspar Museum’s hours during the winter months are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Off-season admission prices are $2 for adults; $1.50 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 and over); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for FCMA members.

Fort Caspar is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper.

Visit their website at http://www.fortcasparwyoming.com.