Date(s) - 08/16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum is a non-typical military museum that is exclusively focused on the personal, intimate, and sensitive stories of Wyoming veterans who have served in the Armed Forces spanning the Spanish-American War to the modern War on Terrorism. The museum covers all branches of service, all ranks and all conflicts as well as civilian components such as the Civil Air Patrol, Cadet Nurses, Merchant Marines and the Civil Defense Agency, to name a few.
The museum was established in the original Enlisted Men’s Service Club at the Casper Army Air Base, a World War II military training site that was activated on Sept. 1, 1942, and decommissioned in March 1945. Roughly 16,000 B-17 and B-24 bomber crewmen trained there during that time. From 1945 through the late 1960s it served as an Air National Guard training site for fighter squadrons and eventually became the Casper/Natrona County International Airport.
The museum houses nearly 700 individual Wyoming veteran’s stories and more than 25,000 artifacts spanning uniforms, photographs, archives, weapons and a library. We provide guided tours, hands-on activities and community presentations. We also participate in the Veterans History Project, through the Library of Congress. We are a research institution for the public with a full access policy.
Stop by the Wyoming Veteran’s Memorial Museum to discoer the Kading Gallery our new Annual Exhibit, “Wyoming in the Great War” – World War One stories of Wyoming veterans. Additionally, our Main and Porch galleries feature Veterans stories from World War One to the War in Afghanistan and the History of the Casper Army Air Base, a WWII Bomber Base.