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"Wyoming Navy" Exhibit tours Wyoming.

USS Wyoming
Posted on 09/10/2019

Fort Caspar Museum has organized a traveling exhibit that features many of the U.S. Navy ships named after the state of Wyoming—its people, cities and towns, counties, and rivers—beginning with the earliest ship in 1900 up through ones that are in service today.  “Wyoming Navy” will travel to eleven towns and cities throughout Wyoming for 18 months before returning to Fort Caspar Museum for its final showing in October 2020.


The exhibit consists of 26 panels with photos and histories of forty vessels, from simple tugboats to a nuclear-powered submarine capable of launching multiple nuclear missiles.  Fort Caspar Museum staff and a Casper College Museum Studies intern researched each ship and have included details such as shipyards where vessels were constructed, dates they were commissioned and decommissioned, crew and armament sizes, and the various missions in which they were involved during both times of peace and war.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Fort Caspar Museum Association and the Casper Memorial VFW Post 9439 & Auxiliary.  FCM is grateful to the VFW for transporting the “Wyoming Navy” exhibit to communities throughout the state.


Click HERE for a tour schedule.