A letter from our Executive Director

A letter from our Executive Director

The Center is open to the public!

From Our Executive Director

Welcome to the National Historic Trails Center Foundation! We are OPEN so come on in to see us!  

The National Historic Trails Center Foundation represents the non-profit side in a Congressionally mandated partnership with the federal government through the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM owns this amazing facility and staffs the highly trained interpreters. The Foundation created and owns the world-class exhibits you find inside the Center! 

The Foundation’s role is to maintain these exhibits, updating and improving them as needed. These exhibits have seen many, visitors young and old. They have been touched by thousands of hands and enjoyed by guests from all over the world and especially by Wyoming school children! 

It is the Foundation’s mission to promote and preserve the heritage surrounding the pathways to the West and to foster appreciation, insight and understanding of the greatest voluntary human migration in the history of the world. Across the Mormon Pioneer, the Oregon, the California Goldrush and the Pony Express Trails, an estimated 500,000 American emigrants traveled seeking their various destinies. 

We celebrate these historic trails aiming to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of tourists as well as the residents of our local community. The Foundation Board of the Directors and I hope you will bring your family to the Trails Center soon! We are thankful for your continued support of the Foundation and ask that you consider contributing financially to the legacy we are preserving. Your general donation and/or participation in our Write Your Name in History project provides for the future and protects the heritage of Wyoming history! If you would like to know more about having your name or the name of a loved one engraved upon our rock wall, please inquire at director@NHTCF.org or call at 307-265-8030. 

Best Wishes, 

Gena Jensen

Executive Director 


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National Historic Trails
Interperative Center

1501 N. Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601

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(307) 261-7700

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8AM to 5PM

Closed on Federal Holidays


Our Mission:

To enhance and maintain the interactive exhibits, dioramas and award-winning orientation movie at the National Historic Trails Center.

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