A letter from our Executive Director

A letter from our Executive Director

Welcome Fall Season 2018!

From Our Executive Director

Welcome Visitors!

The fall season in Casper, Wyoming brings more great news from the National Historic Trails Center Foundation! There is so much to be thankful for here at the Interpretive Center.  We have an amazing staff, world-class exhibits, and a bookstore filled with wonderful gift ideas for the holiday season ahead.

In our third year with no entrance fee, we welcome everyone to stop in and tour this amazing facility today for FREE!  There are still a few exciting things happening for 2018.  We will be hosting a wonderful seasonal celebration Holiday on the Homestead December 8th--come check out what Christmas was like for pioneer families.  We will have decorated trees galore from various heritages.  Be watching for an announcement about our Family Game Night coming in January!

There is always something fun and hands-on happening here at the Trails Center, so come up and experience the growth of our nation.

Best wishes,
Carrie O. Reece
Executive Director


News:

  New Scrim in the Mormon Handcart Cold Room Theater
The scrim in the Cold Room theater of the Mormon Handcart Gallery was vandalized and in need of repair. The Foundation ordered new material, and Carol Thorup volunteered to sew the hems and pockets to make this piece ready for installation. Installation is COMPLETE! It looks wonderful! Maintenance is an important part of keeping world class exhibits ready for our visitors! Many THANKS to Jared Fleming who maintains this facility and Lance & Carol Thorup who generously donate their time!
  Volunteer Luncheon was a HUGE success!
We celebrated the many fine folks who volunteer their time here at the Trails Center on Saturday, October 13 as the snow rolled into town. A feast from HQ BBQ and cake made with love by Jean Smart at Ridley's bakery filled our bellies, and Jason Vlcan presented a magnificent slideshow highlighting the wonderful adventures our volunteers enjoyed this past year! Come volunteer with us! We promise fun and crazy weather at the very least!
  CSI: Casper Seasonal Interpreters
This temporary exhibit explores the mysteries and wonders of Wyoming through the creative eyes of our seasonal interpreters. "CSI: Casper Seasonal Interpreters" will be available during normal business hours from October 3 through November 28. This exhibit’s goal is to connect participants with public lands, and in turn with America’s natural and cultural heritage.
  Pioneer Barbie Clothing
Carolyn Thorup is a seasonal volunteer here at the National Historic Trails Center. She has lovingly made dresses, petticoats, skirts, blouses, and bonnets for Barbie to sell as a mini-fundraiser for the Trails Center Foundation. These outfits are exquisite in details and authentic in design. If you have a Barbie in need of a new pioneer outfit, please come check these out. Each is one of a kind. We're asking for a $20 donation per outfit--all proceeds benefit the Center.​​

National Historic Trails
Interperative Center

1501 N. Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601

(307) 265-8030

Hours and Fees:

Tuesday — Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Always FREE Admission - to the Trails Center

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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