Join us In July for Caspar Collins DAY Saturday, July 21st 9am to 4pm  *  FREE

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 am to 4:00 pm as we commemorate Casper’s namesake.  All are welcome to this FREE event. 

Caspar Collins Day Schedule

 

9:00 a.m. Event opens

10:00 a.m. History and Heritage of Longhorns program

11:00 a.m. Marla Matkin Lecture- "Frontier Army Women" in the Museum's  Multi-Purpose Room

1:00 p.m- History and Heritage of Longhorns program

2:00 p.m.- Gunfight: "AMBUSH AT JUMBO SPRINGS" [between Fort and Carriage Shed]

3:00 p.m. - Marla Matkin Lecture- "Libby Custer"  in the Museum's Multi-Purpose Room

4:00 p.m.- Event closes

 

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 am and another scheduled for 3:00 pm 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.


Click HERE for the 2018 Vendor Application Form.


 

Craft and Food Vendors:  If you would like to set up your 10 x 10' booth at our Vendor Mart, please fill out and return the application form.  There is a table fee for vendors selling items and FREE for nonprofit organizations.

19th-Century Period Vendors:  Vendors selling period-appropriate items with period-appropriate booth displays are encouraged to join us.  Please contact the Museum for more information.  

Call the Museum if you have questions:  307-235-8462 or you may send an email to aholman@casperwy.gov.

Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.  Call us at 307-235-8462.

Caspar Collins Day is a joint project of Fort Caspar Museum, the 11th Ohio Volunteer Calvary (11th OVC) living historians, and the Fort Caspar Museum Association.

To get involved, send an email to the 11th OVC.  For more information, visit www.fortcaspar.com

 

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