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Thank you for pledging your support for the Sky Ranch and other historic properties in Grand Teton National Park!
Since our initial call to action in late January, we received over 180 signatures and comments on preserving Sky Ranch.  Many of you went on to submit comments of your own to the National Park Service urging them to reconsider demolishing
three properties eligible for or listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  These properties were proposed for demolition in the Historic Properties Management Plan for Grand Teton National Park.  In our official comments to the National Park Service, we listed our concerns for historic properties within Grand Teton, and suggested several alternatives to demolition, including using the properties for park housing, a vacation rental, or learning labs. 
 
Your support of the Sky Ranch and other properties is critical: We can't be successful without advocates like you who care about historic places and spaces!
 

The Sky Ranch, McCollister Residence, and Aspen Ridge sites were all proposed for demolition.  The Alliance for Historic Wyoming does not support removing these historic properties from Grand Teton National Park.

Supporters of Sky Ranch ranged from members of the Balderston family, who had enjoyed vacationing at Sky Ranch, to local community members alarmed at the rate Teton County is losing historic resources, and people from across the country who enjoy visiting our nation's last best places.  We enjoyed reading your comments, and highly encourage the National Park Service and managers at Grand Teton National Park to heed your requests for preservation. 

The comment period on the plan, which proposes great historic preservation work on several other historic properties within the park including Mormon Row, Jackson Lake Lodge, and the Snake River Land Company Office, is closed.  Park Service officials are reviewing the document and comments received from you, the Alliance, and groups like the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Office.  We will keep you informed of any changes as this plan moves forward.
Cowboy Carnegies Exhibit at Rock Springs Public Library
Rock Springs received a grant of $12,500 to build a library in 1907, which opened in 1910.  Sweetwater County is the only county in Wyoming to have two Carnegie libraries, in Rock Springs and Green River. During the mid-1970s the building underwent extensive remodeling and expansion, including an addition which joined the old LDS church to the library. The buildings were both encased in an aluminum and glass wrapper and joined across Blair Street to create the Rock Springs Library and Community Find Arts Center. The building is included in the Downtown Rock Springs Historic District.

The Historic Architecture Assistance Fund Grant is back!

The deadline to apply for the grant is March 25, 2016. 
The next deadline will be in the fall.
The Historic Architecture Assistance Fund connects building owners with preservation architects, helping owners address rehabilitation issues with a plan that honors the building’s 
past and meets future needs. The program is offered by the Alliance in partnership with Wyoming Main Street and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, and is made possible by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
Questions?  Call or email us today.
SAVE THE DATE
Preserve Wyoming
Statewide Preservation Conference
September 22-24, 2016
Rock Springs, Wyoming
We're always looking for new content to share on our website.  What is your favorite building in Wyoming?  What landscape makes you feel at home when you visit?  Share your story and your photographs on our Facebook page, or through our website.  Questions?  Email us!
Join us!
We are meeting in the capital city in April and hope you'll join us for a social on Saturday, April 16, around 7pm in Historic Downtown Cheyenne.  Details to follow.
Like many nonprofits, we rely on membership dues and donations to support our programming.  Interested in sponsoring programs like the Cowboy Carnegies campaign, or our work to protect the National Historic Trails?  Consider giving a gift today! All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
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