Historic Preservation Month
Events will include in-person open houses at historic properties, tours, workshops, and community service projects, as well as virtual sweepstakes, featured videos, and campaigns for attendees to experience Wyoming’s state-wide history from home. https://www.historicwyoming.org/preservationmonth
The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) will celebrate Wyoming’s rich history with events, tours, and exhibits throughout the state’s historic downtowns, parks, and sites.
Historic Preservation Month is a nationwide event created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, starting as a weeklong event in 1973. AHW’s month of programming, hosted with the Wyoming Business Council’s Wyoming Main Street & Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, is a time for communities across the state to show why historic preservation matters.
Events will include in-person open houses at historic properties, tours, workshops, and community service projects, as well as virtual sweepstakes, featured videos, and campaigns for attendees to experience Wyoming’s state-wide history from home.
“Historic preservation is the foundation of the Main Street economic development methodology,” Wyoming Main Street Program Director Linda Klinck said. “The Main Street Approach was started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to show how historically preserved commercial buildings and businesses can be financially successful and provide a sense of place and history in the downtown districts.”
This year’s collaboration between AHW and Wyoming Main Street will highlight Wyoming’s downtown businesses, museums, and historic sites, encouraging Wyoming’s residents to explore their hometown as well as the local businesses and preserved places of their neighboring communities.
“This event is not only for the people of Wyoming to understand the treasures we have in communities across the state but for those who see Wyoming as a destination,” AHW Executive Director Rin Kasckow said. “This event allows people to mark on their itineraries new towns, businesses, and landscapes throughout the state.”
Posted on: Tuesday April 27, 2021 @ 12:00 AM