CASPER, Wyo. — The Fort Caspar Museum Association will look at the history of an infamous local train wreck when it hosts its Fall Lunch and Learn program in the coming weeks, as local historian and author Con Trumbull will discuss the Cole Creek train crash that occurred just east of Casper 100 years ago. […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Fort Caspar Museum will host a free Archaeology Day event on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. It is a drop-in program, so no reservations are required, and anyone age 8 and up is welcome. Participants should bring hats, work gloves, sunscreen and water. Volunteers from the Wyoming Archaeological […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Fort Caspar Museum currently displays gravestones in memorial of 11 soldiers who served at the 19th Century military fort. Over the coming months and years, the museum will work to add graves for dozens of other soldiers. The 11 headstones already placed outside the museum commemorate 11 members of the 11th […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Fort Caspar will soon be giving people an opportunity to try their hand at paranormal investigations with “Ghost Investigations at Fort Caspar” on April 28. Tickets go on sale April 1 at the museum. Guides will lead guests around the fort’s grounds and buildings in small groups, looking for paranormal activity. Participants […]
Local author and historian Johanna Wickman’s latest book tells of the illustrious life of Preston Plumb.
CASPER, Wyo. — The works of three prominent cartoonists are part of Fort Caspar Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, “Rural Images: Cartoon Art of J.R. Williams, Ace Reid, & Jerry Palen.” The artists were prominent through the early and mid-20th century and were known for their humorous yet empathetic looks at country life, often with a […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Fort Caspar Museum Association recently announced that its upcoming winter Lunch and Learn program will be “Ghost Signs of Casper.” It will run from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and will feature two Casper history enthusiasts who will talk about their efforts to document local “ghost signs” — […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Staff, volunteers and spectators gathered at Fort Caspar Museum on Saturday, July 23 to commemorate Casper’s namesake. A variety of 19th century characters interacted with visitors, displaying their skills and providing historical information. B Company of the 6th U.S. Regular Infantry, commanded by Nic Skalicky, performed a firing demonstration at the event, […]
Fort Caspar Museum has announced its schedule for the spring/summer Lunch and Learn program. In a press release, the museum says Wyoming’s former Assistant State Archeologist Danny Walker will present “Recent Discoveries at the Red Butte Site” on Saturday, June 1st, from noon to 2 p.m. The graves of Caspar Collins and Supply Sargent Amos […]
The Fort Caspar Museum has announced several special free admission days throughout the year. In a release this week, the museum said it offers the days “to show appreciation to the community.” The first upcoming free day is on Saturday, may 4th. The community is welcome to “view changing and permanent exhibits in the museum, […]
Caspar Collins was called a hero when he died in 1865. He has a Wyoming town named after him, and a heroic bronze statue greets visitors to the Casper Events Center. Unfortunately for Collins, the town’s name is misspelled and that statue is based off a misidentified photograph. Caspar Collins was a young Cavalry Lieutenant […]
The Fort Caspar Museum will be hosting their monthly Fremont Family Funday, featuring a Wyoming Cowboy workshop.
The Fort Caspar Museum has announced a day for families this month. On Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00, families can attend a Valentine-making workshop, followed by “Fremont’s Story & Craft Hour”. Valentine crafts will be a hands-on workshop on old-fashioned Valentines made of cards, ribbon and doilies. During the “Fremont Story Hour & […]
The Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, have announced Caspar Collins Day at Fort Caspar.
Fort Caspar Museum is looking for craft and food vendors for Caspar Collins Day 2017 which will be held on Saturday, July 22nd.
The Fort Caspar Museum has announced an heirloom garden workshop for late May.