Fort Caspar Museum Hands On Workshop Feb. 22nd
The Fort Caspar Museum is inviting everyone to come out on Saturday, February 22nd, for their monthly "Fremont Family Funday." This time they will be making some American Indian items in their hands-on workshop: "Playing Cards and Parfleches." Indians used materials that were readily available to them to make everyday items. They used untanned leather, known as "rawhide," to make a variety of things. In order to play European-style games of chance, they made playing cards out of painted rawhide, and they also used it to make containers called "parfleches." Workshop participants will get a chance to make their own playing cards out of rawhide and replicate parfleches using paper.
Participants may drop in between 1:00-3:00pm; 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.
Fort Caspar Museum's winter hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission prices are $1.50 for adults; $1.00 for youth (ages 13-18 years); 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.