Historic Preservation Month—- May 2023

Looking back at our 5th Historic Preservation Month Celebration, AHW was able to promote, attend, and host dozens of events with the help of our many partners across the state. Here are a few highlights of select events: 

Gillette’s Historic Downtown Designation

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On May 5th, the Gillette Historic Preservation Board and the the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the listing of the Historic Downtown on the National Register of Historic Places with a ribbon cutting.

Douglas Pioneer Cemetery Child’s Trail Interpretation

On May 24th, the Douglas Historic Preservation Board celebrated years of hard work to install interpretive signage of the Child’s Trail Cut off at the Douglas Pioneer Cemetery. 

Riverton Museum: Wyoming’s Uranium

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On May 17th, the Riverton Museum hosted historian Zach Larsen to learn about and celebrate the 70th anniversary of uranium being discovered in the Gas Hills.

High Plains Arboretum

On May 20th, in partnership with the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens we hosted 40 participants on our second tour of the historic structures at the High Plains Arboretum, and Camp Carefree

First Congregational Church – Sheridan

On May 24th, the Downtown Sheridan Association, and the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Board hosted the community at the First Congregational Church in Sheridan to  Celebrate the church being listed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year.

Laramie’s Historic Bar Crawl

On June 2nd, the Albany County Historic Preservation Board, and the Alliance hosted 90 participants at the first Historic Bar Crawl in Downtown Laramie, including a tour of the Historic Buckhorn Bar and drink specials at historic watering holes around town

Governor Gordon’s Proclamation

On May 3rd, Governor Mark Gordon officially proclaimed May 2023 as Historic Preservation Month in Wyoming.  The signing of the proclamation was attended by members of the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources,  Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming State Archives, local Main Streets, the F.E. Warren Spouses Club Historic Homes Tour Committee, and Representative Sherwood.


Le Clerq Jones Award

On May 6th, the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board read the city’s Historic Preservation Month proclamation and presented their annual Le Clerq Jones Award to the First Presbyterian Church.

Our Executive Director enjoying the sun with Mary Kelley, the chair of the Gillette Historic Preservation Board at the Downtown Designation Ribbon Cutting in May 2023. 

Historic Preservation Month wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors: