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150th Anniversary of Fort Fetterman
July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
On July 19th, 1867, elements of the 4th US Infantry, under the command of Major William Dye, arrived at a plateau overlooking the North Platte River. They came to reconnoiter and eventually construct a new fort to establish an Army presence near the confluence of several important trails.Staff from the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, the Friends of Fort Fetterman, and numerous other volunteers and reenactors will be hosting a 150th anniversary memorial event on July 15th and 16th. It will feature talks by several local authors, demonstrations by living historians and interaction with reenactors, vendors, and other events.The cost is $2 per person if they are Wyoming residents or $4 if they are not. Saturday’s events will run from 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM, and Sunday’s will run from 8:00 until noon. Vendors and other participants are welcome to set up early.For more information please contact Lisa Thalken at 307-797-2493 or Mel Glover at 307-359-8721.