National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Three from the Road #25 – 2010 trip1

On the way to our next camping spot on July 11, 2010, we made a couple of stops in Casper, Wyoming.  The first was the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. Outside the center, a two-times-life-size bronze sculpture, “The Pony Express,” greets visitors.

“The Pony Express” sculpture by Dr. Arvard T. Fairbanks at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper Wyoming; July 11, 2010.

“The Pony Express” sculpture by Dr. Arvard T. Fairbanks.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is a 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) interpretive center about several of the National Historic Trails, and is located northwest of Casper, Wyoming on Interstate 25. It is operated through a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Casper, and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The center offers interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, and special events.2

The diorama theater at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, Wyoming, July 11, 2010

Diorama Theater

The diorama theater at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center on the edge of Casper, Wyoming, showcases figures representing those who traveled the western trails: Native Americans, explorers and mountain men, the thousands of emigrants who traveled west and Pony Express riders.  An 18-minute multi-media program, Footsteps to the West, centering on the diorama, is presented on a regular basis through the day3.

Trail emigrant repairing wagon wheel, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, Wyoming, July 11, 2010

Trail emigrant repairing wagon wheel, Diorama Theater


Endnotes

  1. Three from the Road is a series sharing images from places we’ve visited.  Initially, each post included thee images, related by a randomly selected location or topic. Posts now may be random choices or pre-planned sequences.  This post is in a series sequentially sharing images from our 2010 trip west.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Diorama Theater – Haw Creek, December 19, 2015

References

  1. National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTCF)
3 from the road, american history, art, history, museum, photography, Travel Photos, wyoming

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