Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor.
Explore central Wyoming’s regional history museum, featuring exhibits on prehistoric peoples, Plains Indians, ranching, the energy industry, and the City of Casper as well as the western emigrant trails and frontier army.
Fort Caspar Museum Expansion Project
In the fall of 2006, Fort Caspar Museum will break ground on a major expansion of the existing Museum building with an anticipated grand opening in the fall of 2007.
The 6,000 square foot expansion will enable the Museum to create new permanent exhibits and a changing exhibit gallery, offer educational programming year round, and actively collects and preserve our central Wyoming history.
The addition of Exhibit Gallery II will provide much needed space to further interpret the history of central Wyoming. The new gallery will be used to explore our region’s history through stories about agriculture, the oil and gas industry, and community development. The existing gallery will be divided into two spaces, one for interpreting the site’s trail and frontier army history and the other for changing exhibits.
The new Multi-Use Room and Education Room will give the Museum its first-ever indoor spaces for school and public programming. These two rooms will also be available to community organizations as rental spaces.
New Textile Storage and upgraded storage furniture will ensure that museum standards are being met in the preservation of the Museum’s collections. The addition of collections space will also enable the Museum to begin actively collecting artifacts, photographs, and archival materials again. This has not been possible because of limited collections storage space. Expanding the Museum’s collection of historical materials is critical to ensuring our region’s history is preserved for future generations.
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The museum is undergoing an expansion to include additional exhibit space, classroom, collection storage, and a multi-use room for programs. Funds will be used for exhibit design, fabrication, and installation.
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