Enjoy an old time Christmas with “Holiday on the Homestead” at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Saturday, December 9th. “'Holiday on the Homestead' is a wonderful opportunity to share the season with the community,” said Trails Center Director Chris Wilkinson. “This annual event is a great way to spend time with family while enjoying the educational and fun activities offered.”

Organizers say the celebration is a fun way for visitors to connect to their public lands and America’s natural and cultural heritage. Here's a list of activities, depending on the weather and while supplies last.

  • Old Time Family Photos – Dress up in pioneer clothes beside a pioneer wagon for old-fashioned family photos. Participants must provide their own camera.
  • Ornament Making – learn to make various ornaments and crafts.
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations – watch as staff from the Greeley Centennial Museum demonstrate various techniques used in blacksmithing.
  • National Pony Express Association – write a postcard & deliver it via a Pony Express rider.
  • Living History– join living historians as they portray the life and times of the pioneer days.
  • Christmas Tree Display – enjoy the beauty of several decorated Christmas Trees.
  • Live Pioneer Music, with  Anna, Rachel & Friends 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. and the Phoenix Ringers Handbell Choir 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Hang out with Seymour Antelope – Seymour raises awareness about the importance of connecting children and families with nature and public lands.

Holiday On The Homestead:

  • Saturday, December 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the local non-profit, Wyoming Food for Thought Project. Needed items include: peanut butter, fruit cups, cereal boxes, ramen noodles, and granola bars.
  • 1501 N Poplar Street, Casper

If you'd like more information about Holiday on the Homestead, you can call (307) 261-7780.