Education

The Alliance for Historic Wyoming offers half-day or full-day workshops to fit the historic preservation needs of your community. These workshops are ideal for city and county historic preservation commissions, Main Street boards, Chamber of Commerce and economic development organizations, and for homeowners and neighborhood groups. Workshops available in 2019 include:

Preserving the Character of Your Community

Harrison Goodall conducting a workshop on maintaining and rehabilitating log buildings at Spear-O-Wigwam in Johnson County

Harrison Goodall conducting a workshop on maintaining and rehabilitating log buildings at Spear-O-Wigwam in Johnson County

This workshop helps the community recognize its historic assets, including downtowns and residential areas, and take steps to enhance and preserve these assets. The workshop is designed for builders, architects, historic building owners, business owners, city and county officials and interested community members and is tailored to fit the needs of your community.

Topics may include:

  • Why preserve?

  • What makes this community special, and how do we protect those special qualities?

  • What is historic character, and how do we preserve it?

  • Recognition and designation programs

Preservation Techniques, from log cabins to mid-century modern

Hands-on and demonstration workshops are designed for owners of historic buildings, contractors, architects and others interested in the mechanics of building preservation. Drawing on the expertise of our board members and partners, we offer site-specific workshops dealing with a range of building types and materials.

Examples of previous workshops include:

  • Stone buildings (Piney Creek, Sheridan County)

  • Log buildings (Spear-O-Wigwam, Johnson County)

  • Brick homes (Laramie)

Researching and Designating your Historic Property

AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park

AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park

Designed for owners of historic properties, this workshop teaches methods for researching the history of older homes and commercial properties using resources available in local libraries and on the internet. The workshop can also cover topics such as describing and analyzing historic buildings, preparing nominations for the National Register of Historic Places and designing a local survey of historic properties.

The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will:

  • Design workshop specifically to address the needs, issues and built environment of the community;

  • Provide all materials needed for the workshop;

  • Present all portions of the workshop;

  • Provide interviews as requested for promoting the workshop.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, please contact Rin Kasckow, email rinkasckow@historicwyoming.org or call 307-343-2631.


Learn about our 2018 Sheridan Workshop

 
Illustration: Mary Humstone talks about community identity and historic preservation in Sheridan November 8 (photo by Zoila Perry).

Illustration: Mary Humstone talks about community identity and historic preservation in Sheridan November 8 (photo by Zoila Perry).