The third of Fort Caspar Museum's seven free summer lectures will be on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm. Monte Henrie will give a talk on "The Battle of Little Bighorn."

This battle occurred just beyond the Wyoming border and had serious ramifications for Native Americans, emigrants, and homesteaders. Mr. Henrie will discuss how the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, the Wagon Box Fight, the Fetterman Massacre, and the creation of the Bozeman Trail set off a chain of events that led the U.S. Army into battle with the largest gathering of Native Americans in world history.

Fort Caspar Museum's free summer lecture series, "Impressions on Wyoming," is presented on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings in June and July and covers topics relating to Wyoming. No reservations are needed and all are welcome. This program is funded in part by the Fort Caspar Museum Association and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The next lecture will be on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:30 pm, with Richard Ewig who will examine "The Mysterious Suicide of Senator Lester Hunt."

For more information, check our website or contact the Museum at 307-235-8462. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.