Historical Firearms Show Curated by Casper College Students | Casper College, Wyoming

Historical Firearms Show Curated by Casper College Students

Image for Museum Studies show.

“The Good, The Bad, and The Banned,” an exhibit of historical firearms, will open for public view at the Fort Casper Museum on Saturday, Dec. 1 and run through Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

The show was organized by student curators from the Casper College Museum Studies seminar. The students researched the artifacts and wrote signage for each group of firearms on display. A highlight of the exhibit is the revolver of Tom O’Day, a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Wild Bunch.

Photo of Tom O'Day.

Photo of Wild Bunch member Tom O'Day. Photo courtesy of Fort Caspar Museum.

“Working with the students from the “Museum Studies” class is always fun and exciting. They offer different ways of looking at the objects and bring a new perspective to the exhibit,” said Michelle Bahe, curator of collections at Fort Caspar Museum.

“This Casper College “Museum Studies” seminar course is an example of service-learning, where participants in the Casper College class not only experience hands-on learning in a museum but are also assisting in facilitating the mission of the museums,” said Innella Maiers, art instructor. Students participating in the seminar include Bettie Johnson, James Moore, Wesley Taylor, Andrew Wayland, and Michaela Eddy. The Casper College “Museum Studies” seminar is part of the college’s museum/gallery studies degree program.

Photo of Tom O'Day's revolver.

Photo of the revolver of Tom O'Day, part of "The Good, The Bad, and the Banned" exhibit of historical firearms curated by Casper College students on display at Fort Caspar Museum through November 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of Fort Caspar Museum.

“The Good, The Bad, and The Banned” will be on exhibit at Fort Caspar Museum through November 9, 2019. The Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road. For hours and fees contact the museum at 307-235-8462.

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