Spring is the perfect time to wish you good health and happiness in thanks for your loyalty and support for our mission to preserve the Historic Bishop Home. 2019 was a seminal year for the home, and 2020 is on target to be another growth year. After welcoming President Theodore Roosevelt to the home in 2018 for our first venture into an educational/informational event while "razing the roof" on the 113-year-old historic home, we celebrated the first step on the moon with our "Out of this World" dinner on 2019.
Our tradition of four seasonal afternoon teas continued with the addition of a Teddy Bear Tea as part of our "First Wives Exhibit", and we welcomed more children studying Casper and Wyoming history to experience first-hand the life of a pioneer family who was instrumental in the development of Casper. We continue to develop the home and secure its future with our long-term financial policy. Our major restoration plan for 2020 is to repair the front porch and improve the accessibility to the Historic Bishop Home. Thanks to the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and our 2019 fundraiser, we have most of the money needed for this project.
Welcoming Leilani DeClue as our house manager resulted in new and expanded plans for 2020. Like everyone else we are navigating the unknown territory of a national pandemic and will amend our event schedule as necessary. Current plans include tour traditional teas, children events, and special educational lectures that bring the history of yesteryear to life for present generations. On the back page is a calendar that highlights our current plans. A highlight is the Historic Bishop Home's Third Annual Historic Event that celebrates Casper's First Boom: "The Wool Growing Barons". Mark your calendars today for August 15, 2020. The evening will continue the tradition of an entertaining, educational, informational event that commemorates significant historical moments in the life of the Historic Bishop Home. We hope to see you at some or all of these events.
All events will be updated regularly on our website and Facebook page. May your day be filled with good health, happiness, and fond memories!!
Leilani DeClue, Bishop Home House Manager,
The Historic Bishop Home & The Cadoma Foundation Board of Directors
2020 Historic Bishop Home Events
Meet the Bishop Women
Exhibit expands on information regarding the Bishop Women as working women.
April-May-June-Historic Bishop Home Hat Collection on Display
Come to the Bishop House to view some of our historic hat inventory.
May 9, 2020 Mother's Day Tea. Reservations Required
July Teddy Bear Tea Picnic. Date to be announced.
August 15, 2020. Casper First Boom: "The Wool Growing Barons" Location Historic Gothberg Ranch
September-October-Fashions from the Roaring twenties presented by Rosalind Grenfell
October 24, 2020 Murder Mystery Tea. Reservations Required
November-December-Exhibit-Historic Christmas Decorations & Toys
November 21, 2020 Holiday Tea. Reservations Required
The Historic Bishop Home is open for tours on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 818 East 2nd Street between Lincoln and Jefferson. Parking is behind the home off Lincoln Street. Admission is $2.00 per person. The Historic Bishop Home is Casper's only house museum open to the public and focuses on the urban history of Casper as seen through lives of an early pioneer family. The home was built in 1907, the first multi-story brick home in Casper and the only Casper home individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For additional information on the home and how you can support the development of this historic home, visit www.cadomafoundation.org; follow us on Facebook; or call 307 235 5277.
Watch our website: www.cadomafoundation.org and Facebook, www.Facebook/BishopHomeMuseum-CadomaFoundation for additional events during the year.
or call 307 237 2443 or 307 235 5277 for information.