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 Featured EXHIBIT

"Cut It Out!  The Hollywood Art of Jacques Kapralik"

On view November 22, 2017 to February 17, 2018

From the 1930s through the 1950s, caricaturist Jacques Kapralik produced advertising art for many newspapers and Hollywood film studios.  His most celebrated type of work was a unique form of three-dimensional caricature made of intricately cut out paper dolls replicating scenes from popular movies of the times. 

A sampling of Kapralik's Hollywood caricature art is displayed in the exhibit from the American Heritage Center in Laramie.  

 

 Kapralik art

 

 

IN OUR CHANGING EXHIBIT SPACE

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!