Fort Caspar Free Lecture #4 on Wednesday, July 1st
Fort Caspar Museum continues its FREE summer lecture series with "John Colter: Superhero" on Wednesday, July 1st at 6:30 pm. Dr. Barbara Mueller, professor of anthropology at Casper College, will critically examine the myths, the possible routes, and the stories of this famous mountain man. Colter, who is said to be the first "mountain man," accompanied the Louis and Clark Expedition but is most famous for being the first person of European descent to view Yellowstone.
The next lecture in the series will be on Wednesday, July 8th with Jolene Allpin who will reveal some lesser-known aspects of the Mormon pioneers. She will link the histories of the Willie and martin Handcart Companies, the Fort Kearney-South Pass Survey Company, and the Utah War Expedition.
The free Summer Lecture Series is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, from June 3rd to July 22nd. Each presentation will focus on a different "Impression on Wyoming," from past to present and from east to west. These free programs are funded in part by the Fort Caspar Museum Association and the Wyoming Humanities Council.
For more information, contact the Museum at 307-235-8462 or check the Fort Caspar Museum website, www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.