Trails Center announces winter youth program series: Pioneering Frugality


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CASPER, Wyo. –  The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center invites children to demonstrate their creativity and learn how the pioneers reused common materials to better their daily lives with its winter program series, “Pioneering Frugality: Salvaging Scraps on the Plains.”

This series of free and interactive programs kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, with the program “Victorian Valentines.” In this lesson, students will recycle scraps to create hand-crafted Valentines for their loved ones.

Programs will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays.

  • Feb. 10 – Victorian Valentines
  • Feb. 24 – The Art of Decoupage: No wallpapering the homestead in this class. Beautifying an ugly box is the goal.
  • March 2 – Quilt Squares: Reuse fabric scraps to craft a quilt square, handstitched like a pioneer.

While designed for youth ages 7 through 12, all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Participation is free, however, supplies are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged but not required.  

To register for a program or for more information, please contact Stacey Moore at 307-261-7787 or

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.
1501 N Poplar St., Casper, WY 82601.

Admission is Free

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