Historic Preservation Month

May 2017: This Place Matters

The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will join the country in celebrating National Historic Preservation Month throughout May. Historic places and events throughout Wyoming will focus on the need to preserve Wyoming’s rich heritage. Governor Matt Mead will signed a proclamation on May 2, 2017 at the Jonah Business Center. “This Place Matters,” is the theme for this year’s campaign sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.

Download this place matters sign: Black & White PDF Document - or - Color PDF Document

Special community events and customized tours of Wyoming State Historic Sites will highlight how historic preservation has made Wyoming a better place to live and work. Here are just a few public events going on around the state:

All month: Horse drawn carriage rides and street trolley historic tours of downtown Cheyenne

All Month: Downtown Historic Casper Walking Tour and Photo Contest PDF Document

May 2: Proclamation Signing by Governor Matt Mead, Jonah Business Center, Cheyenne

May 4: Recent Advances at High Elevation: Symposium on High Elevation Archaeology, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody PDF Document

May 11: Wyoming Historic Preservation Month Reception, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne


May 11: Staking her Claim: Women Homesteading the West Lecture, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne

May 20: Shoshoni Cemetery Adventure Trek: Discover historical figures that shaped WY, Riverton Museum

May 20-21: Depot Days: Tour the historic UP Roundhouse

May 27: Trail End State Historic Site tours and extended hours for Memorial Day Weekend, Sheridan

May 27: Wyoming Frontier Prison Tours, Rawlins

May 27: Carissa Gold Mine Tours, South Pass City

Historic Preservation Posters

State Historic Preservation Office
Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002.

View our past posters:

2017 - Shoshone Encampment at South Pass
2016 - Preservation Month Poster -Lake Hotel
2015 - The Green River Drift
2014 - Cattle Ranching
2013 - Ames Monument Historic Site
2012 - Union Pacific Railroad's 150th Anniversary
2011 - Natrona County High School
2010 - Buffalo Bill Dam
2009 - Sheridan Main Street Histroic District
2008 - Evanston Roundhouse

How To Order:
The posters are free of charge and may be picked up at the State Historic Preservation Office in Cheyenne, 3rd floor Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave. or in Laramie, at the Anthropology Building at 12th and Lewis, Room 312. Limit one poster per person. We still have a few posters from previous years in stock; however, the 2009 poster is no longer available. If you would like a poster mailed to you, a $12.00 charge is necessary to cover mailing costs. Please add $2.00 for each additional poster requested. For example, if you wish to receive the 2016 and 2015 posters, the mailing charge is $14.00. Send your request along with a check or money order payable to "Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office" and your name and mailing address to:

ATTN: Judy Wolf
State Historic Preservation Office
Dept. 3431, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources