Alliance for Historic Wyoming Resources

Historic preservation is challenging work. It's always useful to have a little help a long the way. Browse below for different historic preservation resources that can be helpful at any stage of a preservation project.

More than Mortar Preservation Toolkit

In order to help give concerned community members a resource for preserving their historic school building, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming developed the More than Mortar Community Toolkit is designed to provide community leaders and concerned citizens with the information and tools they need to take action in preserving Wyoming’s historic schools.

Advocacy Lingo

Historic preservation can be subject to a multitude of acronyms and slang terms. It can be confusing, especially to somebody who is new to the field. Use this handy Advocacy Lingo worksheet to help decode the language of preservation.

Teacher's Resource Kit

This kit provides lesson plans and resource materials for teaching students about their school and community. The materials include content and interactive exercises to teach students about architecture, historic preservation and sustainability.

Other Resources

Consult the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) about issues concerning National Register listings in Wyoming, tax credit preservation projects, and a variety of other preservation-related questions.

Learn more about SHPO

Browse the National Park Service’s register of over 90,000 listed historic properties and learn more about how the program works. Interested in listing a property? It’s all on the National Park Service’s website.

Go to the National Register

Read up on the best practices for historic preservation as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. The Standards outline four different methods for the treatment of historic properties: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction.

Learn more about the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nationwide nonprofit advocacy dedicated to preserving America’s diverse history. They put on the annual Past Forward preservation conference and provide a number of other preservation resources.

Visit the National Trust

Preservation briefs are intended to give historic building owners technical guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, or restoring their property.

Access the Preservation Briefs

The Advisory Council is a federal agency that promotes the preservation of our nation’s historic resources. The National Historic Preservation Act is designed to protect federally-owned historic properties.

Visit the ACHP

Federal tax incentives encourage investment from the private sector into historic preservation. Learn more about what you could save by preserving your historic property.

Learn more about tax credits

Wyoming Main Street is a Main Street America program that promotes and manages the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program for Wyoming. Main Street helps Wyoming communities of various sizes with downtown revitalization efforts.

Visit Wyoming Main Street

By Lyle T. Murtha, AIA

This brochure is an abbreviated reference for use by property owners, developers, and potential buyers and/or investors of historic properties to provide useful information in layman's terms about the feasibility of redeveloping and maintaining historic buildings. A historic building is defined as any building that is 50 years or older.

Read the Guide