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Introduction to Fort Caspar












Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor.

Explore central Wyoming’s regional history museum, featuring 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.



Mission Statement:  Fort Caspar Museum collects, preserves and exhibits materials related to the history of Fort Caspar, the City of Casper, Natrona County, and central Wyoming.

 
Summer Hours & Admission Fees
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

September:  Open Daily 
Museum: 
 8am - 5pm
Fort Buildings:  8:30am - 4:30pm 
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


 
Fremont Family Funday Program: "Make Your Own Paper Telegraph"Saturday, April 226th, 1:00-3:00pm; drop-in program 
No reservations required; FREE with museum admission

Join educator Trey Corkern for a hands-on workshop. Participants will get to make their own paper telegraphs.

This program is free with museum admission, which is $1.50 for adults; $1 for youth ages 13-18, and free for kids 12 years and under.  All supplies are provided, and no reservations are necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 


Museum Adventure Quest Camp 2014

July 21 to 25, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Fort Caspar Museum is again one of ten local cultural sites participating in this year's Museum Adventure Quest Camp for kids.  For only $95, kids entering 1st through 3rd grade will enjoy activities at Casper-area museums and cultural sites for 5 days.  Snacks and transportation will be provided, but campers must bring their own lunches.

Register online at the Caspar Museum Consortium's website, www.caspermuseums.org or pay in person at The Science Zone.


TEMPORARY EXHIBIT 

Japanese-American Girl Scouts at Heart Mountain Relocation Center: 1942-45
On view thru June 8, 2014

Fort Caspar Museum is hosting a traveling photo exhibit from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center titled “Japanese-American Girl Scouts at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, 1942-1945.”

After Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, people with Japanese ancestry—including U.S. citizens—were uprooted from their homes and relocated to camps in other regions of the country. The Heart Mountain Relocation Center, located between Powell and Cody, Wyoming, was home to more than 10,000 Japanese Americans from August 1942 to November 1945. World War II was a time of heightened nationalism, and scouting programs fit the image of patriotism for people who were eager to be seen as loyal Americans.

In conjunction with this exhibit, Fort Caspar Museum will present two programs. On Saturday, May 3rd, we will hold the FCMA’s Spring Lunch & Learn featuring a presentation on “The History of Girl Scouts in Wyoming & Montana” with Desiree Young. The optional lunch will begin at noon (reservations required; call the Museum for details), and the presentation will begin at 1:00pm.

On Saturday, May 24th, you are invited to participate in the May Fremont Family Funday workshop: “Paper Cranes and Girl Scout Crafts.” This is hands-on, drop-in workshop will be held between 1:00 and 3:00 pm; no reservations are required, and all supplies will be provided. This program is free with paid museum admission and open to guests of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

 


EXHIBIT FROM MUSEUM'S COLLECTION 

Cabinet of Curiosities
November 23, 2013 thru October 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities draws on the talents of Casper College Museum Studies students and explores Fort Caspar Museum’s own eclectic collection.  This display features little-seen objects from deep in collection storage, selected and researched by the college students and museum staff. Visitors will also learn about the history of  museums in general and of Fort Caspar Museum in particular.


Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in history?    

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Front Desk and with School Tours.

Do you enjoy working with children?

You can help us by being a docent with School Tours.  A docent is a volunteer who provides interactive learning experiences through tours, lectures, and hands-on activities.   Docents will give one tour (about 90 minutes) a week during the spring session, fall session, or both.

  • Spring: April 15-May 31
  • Fall: September 1– October 15

For more information about the docent program click here, call Erin Rose at 235-8462, or email.


 

Are you a Junior Ranger at a national or state park?

Then the Junior Army Scout Book is for you!  
For ages 5-12.  Available all year.   FREE activity book with admission.  Earn a certificate and cool temporary tattoo.

Learn about Fort Caspar Museum & Wyoming history with engaging activities. 

  • Connect the Dots
  • Emigrants Move West
  • Man Your Post
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Wyoming Populations
  • What Happened Here?
  • Sutler Store Math
  • Cattle Ranching Crossword
  • I Spy a Sheepwagon
  • Fort Caspar Museum Bingo
  • Stepping Through Time

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Contact

Rick Young
Ft Caspar Museum
4001 Ft. Caspar Rd
Casper, WY 82604

307-235-8462
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