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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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The Trails Center commemorates Native American history, early explorers, and the travel corridor of the Oregon, Mormon, California, and Pony Express trails, as well as the Bridger and Bozeman trails through hands-on, interactive exhibits in seven galleries and an 18 minute multi-media program. There is no fee to visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of Interior. The facility opened in 2002 and is a public-private partnership between the BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, and the City of Casper, Wyoming.

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Jul 31

Civilian Pioneer Reenactment

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Watch an outdoor civilian pioneer reenactment with actors Nic Skalicky and Daniel Mattern.

Jul 31

Pioneer Living History Weekend

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Come up to see Casper-area living historian Jean Smart prepare a 19th century homesteading cabin, while other historic period...

Jul 31

Seeking Gold in California

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It's 1849 and there's gold in California. Let's go find it!

Aug 01

Homesteading on the Prairie

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Watch an authentic demonstration with Jean Smart about homesteading on the prairie. The presentation will be held outside)

Aug 07

A String of Stations

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Listen to an outdoor presentation with Les Bennington on the Pony Express Trail, "A String of Stations".

Aug 07

Riding the Pony Express

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Horses, mail, and a race out west. We're talking about the Pony Express!

Aug 08

Pioneer Music with the Merchant Family

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Come up to the "Trails" and listen to "Live Pioneer Music" with the Merchant Family. Music will be held outdoors.

Aug 14

Life on the Overland Trail

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Find out what life was like for a pioneer on the Overland Trail.

Aug 14

Presentation and Book Signing with Jefferson Glass

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Listen to an indoor presentation and book signing with author Jefferson Glass on his book, "Empire: The Pioneer Legacy of an...

Aug 15

Independence Rock Fun Facts

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Join Mike Bardgett outdoors for a presentation on Independence Rock Fun Facts.

Aug 21

Pioneer Dutch Oven Cooking

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Join Jean Smart outdoors for her demonstration, "Pioneer Dutch Oven Cooking."

Aug 21

United We Stand! Divided We Fall!

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So, you want to be a soldier? Let us get you into fighting shape for the Civil War!

Aug 22

1864 Military Camp Presentation

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Watch an outdoor presentation with Nic Skalicky and Daniel Mattern on "An 1864 Military Camp."

Aug 28

Pioneer Pastimes

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Pioneers had to pass the time somehow on the Overland Trail--this is how!

Aug 28

Storytelling Along the Oregon Trail

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Watch the presentation by The Great Bear Folk Theater on "Storytelling Along the Oregon Trail." Presented in our indoor...

Aug 29

The Partial Collapse of the 1866 Fort Laramie Treaty

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Join us for Daniel Mattern's indoor presentation on "The Partial Collapse of the 1866 Fort Laramie Treaty."