A favorite Casper tradition is coming up this weekend, with "Caspar Collins Day At The Fort". You can interact with 19th-century characters from the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Re-enacting Group including cavalry and infantry soldiers, pioneers, and frontiersmen. Visitors can watch firearm demonstrations and mounted cavalry drills, pull handcarts, and try toys and games popular 150 years ago.

There will also be a vendor mart, crafts and food items. Organizers say this year’s event will also include a baseball game between soldiers and visitors, a scavenger hunt, and craft making activities for kids.

At the end of the day, the participants will mark the 150th anniversary of the closing of old Fort Casper in 1867 with a lowering of the flag, as the army departs as when the troops were relocated to the newly established Fort Fetterman.

"Caspar Collins Day" will be Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and all are welcome to this FREE event presented by Fort Caspar Museum and its support group, the Fort Caspar Museum Association. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road. For information you can call 307-235-8462 or visit www.fortcasparwyoming.com.

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