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Trails Center and Ft. Caspar museum team up for new children’s program

Courtesy of Fort Caspar Museum and National Historic Trails Center

CASPER, Wyo. —  Fort Caspar Museum and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center are partnering up to present a series of new classes combining the Trails Center’s “History Club” and Fort Caspar Museum’s “Hands-on History” program. 

On the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 11:30 am, free classes will be offered for children in second through fifth grades, and will alternate locations between the Trails Center and Fort Caspar Museum.

Upcoming classes

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“While History Club/Hands-on classes are geared for children ages seven through ten years, everyone is welcome, however younger children must be accompanied by an adult,” the announcement from both museums said this week.

Classes are free, but museum officials say that reservations are appreciated and “strongly suggested.”

Dates and times may vary due to holidays and special events, it is recommended you confirm class details by calling the Trails Center at 307-261-7780 or Fort Caspar Museum at 307-235-8462.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street in Casper.

Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper, Wyoming.