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"Winter Tour of the Fort" will be Live Online Dec 5th.

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Posted on 12/01/2020


Fort Christmas Event Goes Virtual
LIVE Saturday, December 5th at 7:00 pm

The Winter Tour of the Fort will be streamed live on Facebook this year.

Print your interactive sheets:
--  I-Spy Objects
--  Morse Code Message

To keep everyone safe and healthy, the annual Christmas event at Fort Caspar will be online this year.  Join us for our first-ever virtual “Winter Tour of the Fort” that will be live streamed on Saturday, December 5th at 7:00 pm on the Fort Caspar Museum Association’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/FortCasparMuseumAssociation.  A Facebook account should not be necessary to join the event if you click on the link from the FCMA’s website:  www.fortcaspar.org.


Our usual holiday tour is a favorite tradition in the community, so we did not want to cancel it entirely.  Please enjoy the event from the safety—and warmth!—of your home via a live stream that will be fun to follow for the whole family.  As you move through Fort Casper as it would have been in December of 1865, you will see officers and soldiers in the barracks, mess hall, and infirmary; the telegraph operator at work; sales of goods in the Commissary; the Sutler serving fortifying beverages in his store; and lots more.  


We want this to be an interactive experience, so you will want to work together to point out specific “I-Spy” objects during the tour.  Find the objects on a sheet that you may download and print (see above) or from FCMA’s Facebook page or website, (www.fortcaspar.org).   You will also want to download the sheet containing Morse code (see above or get from Facebook); print it out and help us decode the telegraph message coming in from Fort Laramie.  Prizes will be awarded to those who answer questions during the tour.


Families may also pick up a bag containing the I-Spy and Morse code sheets in the days before the event at Fort Caspar Museum or at the National Historic Trails Center.  Also in the bag will be a game to play along with the soldiers called 9 Men’s Morris as well as supplies to make pioneer toys during an online class later in the month.