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Fort Caspar Museum and Association hosts annual Caspar Collins Day

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 2:52 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Fort Caspar Museum and Association was excited to welcome to community to their annual Caspar Collins Day. The free event celebrated Casper’s namesake with many activities for everyone to enjoy.

“For the Fort Caspar Museum Association this is huge. We only do really two major annual living history events a year so this is our big event and for us it’s great we live to put this on for the City of Casper. It’s fun for us. A lot of our board members are also reenactors so they get a lot of fun out of that,” said Johanna Whickman, the Vice President of the Fort Caspar Museum Association.

Living history events allow for children and families to dive into the past. With opportunities to meet 19th century characters, ranching activities, pulling handcarts and more, the event truly takes you to another time in history.

“You know it’s so far removed from current times. It’s kind of hard to connect with what life was like you know during the civil war out on the frontier army posts and by being able to do living history people can really get the chance to see that,” said Whickman.

People from all over the country came out to support this year’s festivities. The event is put on by volunteers who truly care about showing the history of Fort Caspar, so the support meant so much to them.

“It’s really truly a labor of love. There are a lot of people involved in this and it’s really great to see it come together for us, especially those of us that are on the board. We are very passionate about Fort Caspar and about the history here and so being able to put this together and show everybody that is really, really fantastic,” said Whickman.

The Fort Caspar Museum Association hopes to see everyone back at the museum soon for events in the future.

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