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"HomE Front Posters from the Great War, 1917-1918"

On view thru March 25, 2017

Food is Ammunition

 

 Courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO


"Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918"
January 26 to March 25, 2017


Fort Caspar Museum has organized an exhibit of World War I-era posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into that global conflict.  The posters were created for a domestic audience and depict activities Americans were encouraged to undertake stateside to support the war effort overseas.  “Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918” consists of thirty framed copies of posters in the collection of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and will be on view at Fort Caspar Museum now through March 25th.

After it closes in Casper, the exhibit will travel around Wyoming for the next couple of years.  Communities in our state that will host the poster display are Wheatland, Cheyenne, Laramie, Green River, Pinedale, Evanston, Alpine, Dubois, Powell, Riverton, Sheridan, and Gillette.  

This exhibit has been sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, the Fort Caspar Museum Association, and the Casper Memorial VFW Post 9439 & Auxiliary.


 

 

IN OUR CHANGING EXHIBIT SPACE

Wearable Wyoming: Fur as Fashion

November 28, 2014 to March 11, 2017

 

 

Byron Furs

Front window of Byron Furs, Casper, Wyoming, 121 S. Center Street, early 1950s.  Photo courtesy of the Schutle Family Collection, Casper College, Western History Center. 

            

Before the invention of Gore-Tex and Thinsulate, people relied on clothing made from animal fur to keep them warm during the harsh winters of Wyoming.  This exhibit examines many of the different kinds of animals used for winter fashions over the years.

 

Our curators have gone deep into collections storage to find a wide array of rarely-seen items made with fur.  From functional to frivolous, on display will be coats, shoes, hats, muffs, and stoles made from fox, mink, ermine, rabbit, coyote, bear, bison, and beaver.

 

The exhibit will include a touch section where visitors may feel the many varieties of animal furs and their different qualities.