News & Updates

News & Updates

2020 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

We celebrated some of the many fine folks who volunteer their time here at the Trails Center on Saturday, September 12th outside on a beautiful end of summer day! A feast from HQ BBQ and cupcakes made with love by Jean Smart at Ridley's bakery filled our bellies. Come volunteer with us!

TravelStorys App

TravelStorysGPS, LLC, in a Wyoming-based, woman-owned SAAS company that develops highly accessible, trusted technology for presenting place-based, authentic content to orient, inform and inspire people in the real time as they travel.  TravelStorys enables location-based organizations to create high-quality, mini-podcasts-like audio content about local places and travel routes.  Check out Westward Ho! A series of brief, GPS-triggered audio recordings for each of more than 40 sites on the historic trails across Wyoming Fort Laramie to Fort Bridger and more!  Happy traveling! 

Wyoming Community Foundation Grant awarded

Huge shout out and gracious thank you to the Wyoming Community Foundation for their generous support of our mission.  The $5,000 award in 2019 to be used in 2020 went specifically toward maintaining our wagon fording experience and the newly upgraded theater lighting system.  The Center is committed to having state of the art quality exhibits for the tens of thousands of visitors who come through our door each year!

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with donors to support the charitable causes they care most about. In 2019 the Wyoming Community Foundation granted over $11 million to charitable causes across the state.

For information call 307-721-8300 or visit their website at


Willard Family Remembers Ancestor

This article written by Vicki Hood won a first-place award in the Wyoming Press Association awards in January of 2014. G.O. Willard's name can be found at Register Cliff near Guernsey, WY, and his ancestors have honored him greatly by keeping him memory alive.

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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!

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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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