Caspar Collins Day


July 21, 2018




9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Fort Caspar


4001 Fort Caspar Rd Casper, WY 82604


Fort Caspar Museum


Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, in conjunction with the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Re-enacting Group, invite you to enjoy a favorite local tradition this summer with “Caspar Collins Day at the Fort.” Join us on Saturday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. as we commemorate Casper’s namesake. All are welcome to this FREE event.

We will have new activities for people to enjoy this year as well as some favorite traditions. Interact with 19th-century characters including cavalry and infantry soldiers, pioneers, and mountain men. There will be flint-knapping and tomahawk-throwing demonstrations, an Old West gambler, and a shootout with the Cowboy Action Shooters. Ride a real Texas Longhorn, pull a Mormon Handcart, and much more. Try toys and games popular 150 years ago, and stroll through our vendor mart and purchase a variety of items for sale or grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks.

There will be two lectures in the Museum by historian Marla Matkin: one on Libby Custer planned for 11:00 a.m. and another scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on the role of women at 19th-century frontier army posts. Between lectures, Ms. Matkin will interact with visitors on the fort grounds dressed in historically accurate 19th-century women’s attire.

If you are a vendor and would like to set up at our vendor mart, please get an application online at our website or call the Museum at (307) 235-8462. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper.

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