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"A.J. Williamson saddlery"

March 24, 2022 to February 2023

The artistry of a Casper leatherworker is the focus of the exhibit “A.J. Williamson Saddlery” at Fort Caspar Museum. This impressive display of Williamson’s work will remain on view through February 2023.

A.J. ("Slim") Williamson was a prominent Casper saddlemaker in the early 20th century.  The exhibit features many examples of Williamson's work including saddles, chaps, tack, holsters, wallets, and more.  It also explores techniques of leatherworking.

Saddlery


IN OUR CHANGING EXHIBIT SPACE
verna with flag

Verna Keays Keyes, who was a member of Fort McKinney Chapter DAR in Buffalo, WY, won a contest by the WYDAR to create a design for the Wyoming state flag in 1916. She is shown later in life holding a flag. Photo: Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

"Patriotism from Peaks to Prairie: Wyoming Women of the DAR"

May 12 to July 10, 2022


The history of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in Wyoming is the story of Wyoming.
Did you know it was the WYDAR (Wyoming DAR) that got the state its flag and flower?  Learn all the ways Wyoming Daughters have been active in the state since 1894: marking historic landmarks, supporting veterans and active duty military, restoring a forest after a fire, rewarding school children in the areas of history and good citizenship, and much, much more.