Come to Fort Caspar Museum on Saturday, January 24th, for the first “Fremont Family Funday” of 2015.

This month’s workshop is “Make a Parfleche Container and a Winter Count.” “Parfleches”—often called the “Samsonite of the Plains”—were bison-hide containers made by Native Americans to hold their belongings. In addition, we will look at Native American calendars called “Winter Counts.” Each winter, an elder of the tribe would draw an image on an animal skin to mark the passage of the year. The image represented the most memorable event of the past year. This is a hands-on workshop: participants will make and take home a small paper parfleche and a small paper winter count.

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 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 Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.