August 11, 2018
No admission fee
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Historic Bishop Home
818 East 2nd Street Casper, WY 82601
Traditional Crafts Exhibit Opens This Week at the Historic Bishop Home.
The exhibit runs from August 11 through November 1 as part of the 112-year celebration of the Historic Bishop Home. To kick off the celebration, on August 11 a backyard ice cream social will be held with barbershop quartet entertainment, and a Historic Bishop Home memorabilia and book sale.
The community is invited to tour the home, and see many beautiful, handcrafted items for the first time, along with traditional craft workshops sponsored by the Wyoming Arts Council. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of home sewing in the early 20th century. Crocheting and embroidery are highlighted with items from the home’s applied art collection, and includes an exhibit explaining the history of tatting. An embroidered Red Cross apron, new to the collection, is on display. Local knitters have recreated items that were needed to support the World War I effort. These are displayed alongside the historic crafts created by the Bishop Home family members, as a way for viewers to appreciate the “then and now” aspect of traditional crafts.
The Historic Bishop Home is located at 818 East 2nd Street, between Lincoln and Jefferson Streets. Parking is available in the rear of the Bishop House off Lincoln Street. The home is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.