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Historic Preservation in the Cowboy State, Wyoming’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan 2016-2026

The final plan is now available! (34.4 MB)pdf document

In 2014, we began making preparations to revise the 2007-2015 Historic Preservation Plan. The plan was developed with input from our preservation partners, stakeholders, and the public. We appreciate all of you who participated in the planning process by responding to our plan revision survey, attending one of our public meetings, or providing review comments on the draft plan. The final plan was approved by the National Park Service’s historic preservation planning program in January 2016. Wyoming’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan guides the actions and sets the priorities for historic preservation activity in Wyoming through 2026.

Historic Preservation Month

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. NHPA established the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes, and archaeology. These heritage resources shape our sense of place, anchor economic revitalization, and ensure a more sustainable future for our nation.

National Park Service's 100 Year Birthday is also in 2016. Starting with Yellowstone in 1872, today there are over 400 units in the National Park Service. And as the NPS reaches 100, Lake Yellowstone Hotel turns 125. Initially designed by architect N.L. Haller of Washington, D.C. and constructed in 1891, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel was entirely reconceived in the first decades of the 20th century by noted architect Robert C. Reamer as a grand resort hotel displaying the Colonial Revival style. Currently the park’s oldest hotel in existence, the building sits within a magnificent natural landscape overlooking the north shore of Yellowstone Lake.

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Wyoming Archaeology Wear

The 2016 Wyoming Archaeology Wear styles are here!

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2016 Tee Shirt Order Form PDF Document

Centennial Farm and Ranch

"Owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years"

The Wyoming Centennial Farm and Ranch program will annually honor families that have owned and operated the same farm or ranch for 100 years or more. The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office re-established the program in 2006.

Mary Hopkins
State Historic Preservation Officer

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