During the month of August, the Historic Bishop Home will display 30 dolls dressed to replicate the inaugural gowns of Wyoming First Wives. The collection is loaned to the home from the Wyoming State Museum. The project to dress each of the dolls in authenticate gowns was completed by the Capitol Women Volunteers during Governor Mike Sullivan's term. First Lady Jane Sullivan's replicated gown is part of the display. Lynn Lockhart, wife of former Natrona County Senator Tom Lockhart was part of the group and recreated the dresses for Wyoming First Ladies, Nancy Freudenthal and Carol Mead
In addition to the display, the Bishop Home's coordinator and research assistant, Andrew Wayland, researched each of the first wives and their contribution to the state. The display also includes a special exhibit on the 150 Anniversary of the suffragette movement in Wyoming. Admission for the exhibit that includes a guided tour of the Historic Bishop Home is $10 for two people. The exhibit will run from August 1 to September 7, 2019. The home is located at 818 East 2nd Street; parking is in the rear of the home off Lincoln Street.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be hosted by Ms. Lynn Lockhart on August 1, 2019 for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20.00 per person and reservations are required. Visit www.Cadomafoundation.org or call 307 235 5277 for additional information.
New to the Historic Bishop Home this summer is a special treat for you and your Teddy Bear. On Thursday, Augusts 22, 2019 , you and your Teddy Bear or Favorite Doll are invited to tea. Our traditional afternoon tea will have a flare fit for Teddy Bears and Dolls. Iced Tea, tasty tea sandwiches, warm scones, and tantalizing desserts await.... All we need are guests! The particulars are: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Place: Historic Bishop Home, 818 East 2nd Street (Between Jefferson and Lincoln Streets). Parking behind the home off Lincoln Street. Cost: $30.00 per person. ($10 is a tax-deductible donation to the Cadoma Foundation)
Reservation deadline is August 20, 2019. Reservations are confirmed upon payment. For Information and Reservations call 235-5277, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write Cadoma Foundation, 220 East Midwest Ave. Suite B, Casper, Wyoming 82601.
The Historic Bishop Home teamed with seven other Casper museums for the Passport to Adventure. Stop by the Historic Bishop Home to pick up your Passport to Adventure card and travel over the city collecting stamps from participating museums. Completed card can be placed in a drawing at one of the museums for a prize.
Passport to Adventure runs from June to Labor Day. The Bishop Home is open for Tours 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. The home is located at 818 East 2nd Street; parking is in the rear of the home off Lincoln Street.
Admission is $3.00 per person or $6.00 for a Family of 4 where each additional person is $1.00
The Cadoma Foundation is grateful for the community support of our “Out of the World” event for the Historic Bishop Home. After a visit at the Historic Bishop Home, guests progressed to the Lyric for a delicious meal from Siver Fox, participants were informed and inspired by the stories of the space program’s accomplishments and the plans for future travel.
The evening grossed over $16,000. After expenses, the foundation will pledge $10,000 in matching funds for the restoration of the Historic Bishop Homes front façade. This project will address the concrete deterioration and improve the accessibility to the home — The Cadoma Foundation’s 2019-20 capital construction campaign. The remaining funds will help sustain the home.
The Cadoma Foundation’s mission is to preserve and protect Wyoming’s historic structures. During home tours, visitors learn about the urban history of Casper and the important role that seminal residents and their homes played in the formation of the community. The past thirteen years have been a wonderful journey for the Cadoma Foundation and the Historic Bishop Home. We give our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible: The First Interstate Bank, The Bon Agency, Town Square Media, Casper Star Tribune, Mike Ward Maserati, Poplar Wine and Spirts, Blue Ridge Café, Bosco’s, Cottage Café, HQ Southern BBQ, J’s Pub & Grill, Spruce Beauty Bar, Platte Valley Bank, West Winds Tile, Inc. We also thank our many private donors for their financial support and encouragement.
The anniversary of the 1969 Lunar Landing is only days away. We hope our throwback event helped to make the celebration of this memorable event in our nation’s history even more meaningful!