“Water is Wyoming’s Gold” Exhibit at Fort Caspar Museum

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October 18, 2018

Price

Admission is $2.00 for adults; $1.50 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 years and up); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for Museum members.

Times

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday (winter hours)

Location

Fort Caspar Museum

Address

4001 Fort Caspar Road Casper, WY 82604

Contact

Rick Young

Website
Description

Fort Caspar Museum is hosting an exhibit from the American Heritage Center in Laramie entitled, “Water is Wyoming’s Gold: Better Living Through Reclamation.”

The exhibit highlights water’s important role in Wyoming. Wyoming’s reputation as an emporium of outdoor recreation centers quite heavily on the presence of water within the state. However, the role that water has played in shaping Wyoming and the West extends far beyond scenic recreation areas. Water is essential for irrigation and agriculture as well as for generating electricity. Indeed, the availability of water has been a factor in Western settlement patterns since the first waves of migration to the West. And although 150 years have passed since Wyoming’s first major wave of settlement, water and infrastructure are still key determinants in where state residents live, cultivate, and recreate. With the 1902 Reclamation Act, it became clear that for projects to succeed in incorporating the region’s need for water and electricity as well as its love of outdoor recreation, no single agency would be able to manage the dam and reservoir sites alone.

“Water is Wyoming’s Gold: Better Living Through Reclamation” will be on view through November 24, 2018.

Fort Caspar Museum’s winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Admission is $2.00 for adults; $1.50 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 years and up); free for children (12 years and younger) and for Museum members.

In November, the Museum will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd, for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we will be open on Saturday, November 24th.

For questions and additional information, please call the Museum at 307-235-8462 or go to our website http://www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

Contact: Rick Young, Manager
ryoung@casperwy.gov / (307) 235-8462

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