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Temporary Exhibits

 Featured EXHIBIT

"Home Front on the Frontier: Wyoming During World War I"

Thru September 9, 2018

On loan from the American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY, the purpose of this exhibit is to examine facets of life on the home front in Wyoming. 

From the beginning of American involvement in World War I in April of 1917 to the aftermath of the war some two years later, the country hummed with activity.  Citizens were strongly encouraged to support the war effort by buying war bonds, growing victory gardens, and attending patriotic meetings.  Factories, mines, and farms produced the goods necessary—as the people saw it then—to preserve democracy.  All of these efforts were coordinated by the federal government, exercising powers never used before in American history. 






Celebrating 60 Years of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

April 4, 2017 thru November 3, 2018

Troopers Perform 

  The Troopers perform at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, circa 1969. 

Fort Caspar Museum has organized a new exhibit to honor one of Casper’s most successful and beloved homegrown efforts:  “TROOPERS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.” This exhibit will be on view April 4, 2017 to November 3, 2018.

Formed during the winter of 1957-58, the first Troopers consisted of 54 corps and nine color guard members, and its goal was to promote the welfare of the youth of Casper.  Any kid with an interest was encouraged to join.  Early sponsors included local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars service groups.

The Troopers have had an interesting history.  Over the past six decades, they have played for millions of people all over the country.  They have appeared at venues ranging from evening performances at small Wyoming high schools to halftime shows at professional football stadiums, and from Casper parades to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA.  The Troopers have traveled from coast to coast, wining multiple championships, pioneering the inclusion of both boys and girls to the corps ranks, and introducing new elements to their performances such as curved marching lines.  They have gone from a group of local youth to college-age recruits from around the country and the world.  The exhibit will feature instruments, color guard props, uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia obtained from the Troopers organization and from past members. 

We are pleased to announce that there will be a free performance for the public by the Troopers in conjunction with the exhibit on the grounds of Fort Caspar on Wednesday, July 12th from 7:00 to 8:00pm: bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show!