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Featured EXHIBIT

"A, B, C's of Casper History"

November 21, 2020 to March 5, 2022

     This exhibit is a fun look at some of the people, places, and things that make Casper unique using rarely-viewed objects from the Museum’s own collection.

     Organized by the staff of Fort Caspar Museum, letters and objects may not showcase the his-tory that first comes to mind.  To give you just a couple examples:  “V” is represented by a vase once owned by former NCHS teacher Kathleen Hemry, and “J” is for J.C. Penney and features an original Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps uniform shirt purchased at Casper’s old downtown J.C. Penney store in 1958. 

     We encourage you to come explore the exhibit and learn a bit of    Casper history as told through these featured objects.

 

IN OUR CHANGING EXHIBIT SPACE

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"The Bozeman Trail Diaries of Robert Dunlap Clarke"

On view thru November 28, 2021


Sometimes called “The Bloody Bozeman” because of all the Indian conflicts, the trail came into being in 1863 as a shortcut to Montana’s goldfields. The Bozeman route was considerably shorter than the route along the Oregon Trail to Idaho and into Montana, but it was through land given by Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 to several Indian tribes.

Major Robert Dunlap Clarke, a paymaster in the U.S. Army, twice traveled along the Bozeman Trail--once in 1867 and again in 1868--in order to pay troops    stationed at Forts Fetterman, Reno, Phil Kearny, and C. F. Smith. He recorded the events of his journeys in two diaries which are the basis for this exhibit.

 

This exhibit is on loan from the American Heritage Center, Laramie, WY.