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Hands-On Workshops For Kids & Families at Fort Caspar Museum

  • Presented By: Fort Caspar Museum
  • Dates: 8/24/2019, 9/14/2019, 9/28/2019, 10/12/2019, 10/26/2019, 11/9/2019, 11/23/2019, 12/14/2019, 12/28/2019
  • Location: Fort Caspar Museum
  • Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Price: $5 per participant or $3 for museum members, which includes admission to the Fort and the Museum

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Fort Caspar Museum is starting a new series of monthly programs called “Hands-on History.” These workshops will be held twice a month on Saturdays and will take students of all ages on a learning journey through time. Come smell, eat, and enjoy Old West past-times. Understand and appreciate the sacrifices many of the pioneers, soldiers, trail-blazers, miners, and more endured during their life-times. Handle and study objects used by people long gone, and then create your own art pieces, science projects, and culinary delights. Most of all, learn about history while having fun.

The cost to attend the class is $5 per participant or $3 for museum members, which includes admission to the Fort and the Museum. We welcome people of all ages but class size is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling the Museum at 307-235-8462. Students ages 7 to 17 may participate in the Hands-on History classes unattended; children 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please see our website www.fortcasparwyoming.com for a printable class schedule that includes workshop dates and descriptions, or call the Museum with questions 307-235-8462. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

NEW ACTIVITIES FOR 2019
Quite Contrary 6/29
Class size is limited to 40 (students INCLUDING family members) Learn about post/surgeon gardens, and tour our very own Fort Caspar garden. Know what makes a seed/ plant a heritage/ heirloom, then plant your own seeds and watch them grow! * Sign-up period for this class ends June 28th

Biscuits & Butter 7/13
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) A frontier soldier’s rations could be scarce and few. Learn about their hardships (and hardtack!) then make your own butter and sink your teeth into a nice, fluffy biscuit * Sign-up period for this class ends July 12th

Caspar Collin’s Day 7/27
10 - 4:00 p.m. Please contact museum and see website for more information about times and activities. This is a FREE event and open to all.

Gold Hunters 8/10
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) There’s gold in them there hills! We’ll talk about the gold seekers, the effects of their westward migration on the land and peoples, then we’ll pan for our own, REAL gold! * Sign-up period for this class ends August 9th

Yes We CAN 8/24
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) The art of canning hugely changed life for troops as well as civilians. Learn why, and create your own concoctions to take home and share. * Sign-up period for this class ends August 23rd

School Lunch 9/14
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) Pioneer children were not always able to attend school. Most were expected to stay home and help the adults with farm work. If children did go to school, there were very few classes and usually they were all in one room. Hunt the Thimble, pack a “pail lunch” and play pioneer for the day. * Sign-up period for this class ends September 13th

You’re Invited! 9/28
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) Caspar Wever Collins was born the 30th of September 1844, in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. Come celebrate his short life with us. Make your own, old -timey party favors and help blow out the candles! * Sign-up period for this class ends September 27th

Pumpkin Oobleck 10/12
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) Pumpkins were hard to grow at the Fort. So, when one came along it was sure to be put to good use, whether baked, dried or pureed! Join us as we take this old favorite and make something new. * Sign-up period for this class ends October 11th
Scaredy Cat 10/26
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) There are only friendly ghosts at our Fort. Come meet them and we'll show you how to celebrate Halloween the old fashioned way. * Sign-up period for this class ends October 25th

Color My World 11/9
Class size is limited to 40 (students INCLUDING family members) People have painted for centuries, on walls, rocks, buffalo hides, even ceilings! Where did they get their paints and brushes? How did they make them? Find out and put your very own colors to use. * Sign-up period for this class ends November 8th

Thank You Sarah 11/23
Class size is limited to 40 (students INCLUDING family members) Do you know which President made the fourth Thursday of EVERY November a National Holiday? Do you know why? Find out, and then make your own Pumpkin Cheesecake! * Sign-up period for this class ends November 22nd

Simple Pleasures 12/14
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) In the Old West, pioneers, cowboys, explorers and mountain men, usually celebrated with homemade gifts and decorations. Learn about some old traditions, listen to old holiday stories and decorate a “cookie dough” ornament to take home. * Sign-up period for this class ends December 13th

Roll In The New Year 12/28
Class size is limited to 30 (students INCLUDING family members) One of the most famous wagon train trails was the 2,170 mile long Oregon Trail. Settlers, soldiers, explorers made the long journey in hopes of a new life and new opportunities. Roll in the New Year and make a weekly, wagon-wheel calendar. * Sign-up period for this class ends December 27th

 

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Fort Caspar Museum

4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper, WY 82601