A new exhibit has opened at the Fort Caspar Museum. The exhibit is titled Artists Look at Local History: Selections from the Museum Collection. Each piece depicts scenes from central Wyoming's history and come from the museum's own collection.

Each piece covers various topics such as Native Indians, emigrants and the trails they followed, the frontier army, ranching, Wyoming's beautiful landscape and community development. The exhibit offers opportunities in gaining new perspectives on familiar scenes and topics. The exhibit will be open until March 26th, 2011.

Artists who are featured in the exhibit are Mary K. Feezer, Ruth Joy Hopkins, Lin Hopkins, Pierre Nichols, Bob Evans, Eleanor Carrigen, Tim Carrigen, Boris Bojarnow, Bill Morgan, Linda Nix, Frances Coates, H.P. Laslett, Nellie Humberson Clark, Marie Dorothy Dolph, Betty Downing and Richard Eckhardt-Jacobi. One special thing about the artists is that many of them have been lifelong residents of the area. Others have lived in Wyoming a short time, in either case, it gives each artist a unique outlook on what they create and how they create their works of art.

During the Holidays the museum will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8am until 5pm. The museum will be closed from December 24th-27th as well as December 31st through January 3rd. Regular museum hours will resume on January 4th, Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

Admission fees are as follows: Children 12 and under are free, youth 13-18 are $1.00 and adults 19 and over are $1.50.

For more information about this exhibit call 307-235-8462 or visit the museum website at www.fortcasparwyoming.com. The Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper, WY 82604