On July 22, 2017 more than 240 people gathered under the Wyoming sun on the former Frederick family homestead outside of Guernsey, Wyoming to dedicate the National Historic Landmark Monument for the Hell Gap Paleoindian Site.
Thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, between April 2016 and August 2017, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) awarded eleven Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF) grants to historic preservation projects in seven counties, including barns in Albany and Carbon Counties, historic schools in Cheyenne and Casper, and a community hall in Star Valley. Reports generated from this program included building assessments, feasibility studies, phased rehabilitation plans, and an emergency structural analysis.
“The Quest for the Junkyard Dragon” featuring puppeteer Markie Scholz will be presented at the Park County Public Library in Cody on Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m. as part of the summer reading program “Build a Better World.”
What was expected to be an ordinary restoration project for the Wyoming State Museum turned into a fascinating journey into the history of Yellowstone National Park thanks to assistance from the Wyoming Cultural Trust.
Just in time for Historic Preservation Month during May, the Historic Bishop Home’s third floor is restored and ready for visitors. Located at 818 East 2nd Street, the 1907 home is the first multi-story brick “mansion” built in Casper and is a seminal structure in telling the urban history of Casper’s development through the life of an early pioneer, Marvin L. Bishop.
The Center Wyoming Supreme Court Judicial Learning Center (Center) opened its doors on January 9, 2017. The Center is housed in the Wyoming Supreme Court Building, in the State Law Library, and contains interactive and static exhibits that teach children and adults about the importance of the Rule of Law. The Center has enjoyed overwhelming success. Nearly 400 adults and children have visited the Center since the opening and the Court has partnered with the local League of Women Voters to help staff student visits. A Center website will launch on March 24, 2017, which will allow students across the state access to Center materials. The Center was funded through a legislative appropriation, private donations and grants (including a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund).
Lander Community Concerts Association is about to celebrate 70 years of bringing quality musical, theatrical, dance, and artistic performances to the Lander community. LCCA strives to reach a diverse audience, including families, lovers of classical music, fans of dance and theater, and everyone who appreciates the richness art can bring to life. Our volunteer board chooses artists each year to expand the horizons of our community.