July 27, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4001 Fort Caspar Rd Casper, WY 82604
Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, invite you to enjoy a favorite local tradition this summer with “Caspar Collins Day at the Fort.” Join us on Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 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 frontier army soldiers and mountain men. There will be a Buffalo Hunter demonstration, ranching activities, and a shootout with the Bessemer Vigilance Committee. Pose for pictures sitting on 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 a lecture in the Museum by historian John Hart who has just published a book of his great-grandfather’s exciting life stories called “Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollections of John Benton Hart.” Benton Hart was stationed at Platte Bridge Station and provides a first-hand account of the Battle of Platte Bridge in which Caspar Collins died.
For more information, please check our website www.fortcasparwyoming.com or call the Museum 307-235-8462. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper.