Fort Caspar Exhibit And Program Focus On Cowboy Poetry
Fort Caspar Museum is hosting an exhibit of cartoons inspired by the poetry of Cowboy Poet Baxter Black entitled “Cowboy Cartoons.” Organized by the Aurora History Museum in Aurora, Colorado, it will be on view through June 7, 2015. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum’s monthly Fremont Family Funday workshop will have kids creating their own cowboy poetry. Baxter Black is a nationally-recognized Cowboy Poet whose work focuses on cowboys surviving into the 21st century. In “Cowboy Cartoons,” Baxter’s work is fittingly illustrated by – you guessed it – Cowboy Cartoonists, including Bob Black, Don Gill, Dave Holl, and Charlie Marsh. This exhibit is a ‘must see’ for cowboys, artists, poets, and all those who enjoy a touch of humor in their life.
On Saturday, April 25th, join Museum educator Jayme McGoonan for “Cowboy Poetry Extravaganza!” This workshop will feature “Three R’s of Cowboy Poetry”: Reading, wRiting, and Regaling. Participants will get to Read (and hear) examples of Baxter Black’s Cowboy Poetry; wRite their own poems; and Regale with cowboy dress-up clothes. Kids are encouraged to come in their own cowboy clothing. Drop in between 1:00 and 3:00 pm; no reservations are required, and all supplies will be provided. This program is open to all ages and is free with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Fort Caspar Museum’s hours in April are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and admission prices are $1.50 for adults, $1 for youth (ages 13-18 years), and FREE for children (12 years and younger) and for Museum members. Beginning in May, the fort buildings are open and our hours change to 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission prices go up at this time to $3 for adults, $2 for youth (ages 13-18 years), and FREE for children (12 years and younger) and for Museum members.
For more information, call the Museum at 307-235-8462, or visit our website at www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.