• Build our staff: Christy Smith, a professional archaeologist who most recently managed the Grand Encampment Museum, joined AHW as executive director in May. Working with Christy is preservation programs assistant Rin Kasckow. Thanks to the Spaugh Hilsmann Fund and the UW American Studies Program, AHW also hired UW undergrad Cameron Weishoff as a summer intern to help with technical assistance and programming.

  • Advocacy: Defended the National Historic Preservation Act to a state legislative committee. We also advocated for the protection of Oregon-California-Mormon National Historic Trails when threatened by oil and gas leases.

  • Peabody Ridge Interpretive Site: Worked with the BLM on interpretation of a historic site overlooking the Oregon-California-Mormon National Historic Trails.

  • Cowboy Carnegies: Promoted preservation of historic libraries with an exhibit and presentation at the University of Wyoming and in Casper, Thermopolis, Wheatland, Torrington, Ten Sleep, and Worland.

  • “Preserving the Character of Your Community” workshop: Presented a preservation workshop for architects, contractors, building and business owners, city and county officials and staff and the general public in downtown Sheridan.

  • Bar BC: Partnered with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation to support preservation work at the historic Bar BC Dude Ranch. Extensive stabilization work on two of the most important buildings on the site was completed this summer.

  • Historic Architecture Assistance Fund: Supported Casper Housing Authority’s project to repurpose the historic Roosevelt School in Casper as a hub of services for veterans.