June 9-10, 2018
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 N Poplar St Casper, WY 82601
Living historians bring to life the “6th U.S. Infantry” Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC).
The 1860s was a decade of rising tension on the plains, particularly along the historic trails. The Sand Creek Massacre in southern Colorado allied the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, culminating in several decisive engagements against the U.S. military. Government commissioners sought peace through treaties at Fort Laramie. However, tensions remained high for years to come.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to visit with soldiers in period clothing and to learn about the life of an infantryman stationed on the western plains during the Civil War.
The living historians will be on duty Saturday, July 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 8:00 a.m. to midday. The weekend event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Shawn Wade at 307-261-7790.