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Happy Valentine's Day from the Alliance for Historic Wyoming!
We're celebrating the places and spaces we love in February.
But let's face it-- We do that every month!
Built in 1953, Sky Ranch is a 13-acre vacation property approximately 3 miles west of Moose, Wyoming, in Grand Teton National Park.  The property consists of a main cabin, a guest house (shown), bathhouse, bunk house, a barn, and a corral.  The recently released Historic Properties
Management Plan for Grand Teton National Park proposes demolishing this National Register-eligible property.  We would prefer to see the property used as park housing or a preservation learning lab. 
              
We commend Grand Teton for prioritizing the preservation and use of historic buildings within its boundaries. As noted in the plan, the majority of historic sites in Grand Teton are being used, either by concessionaires or the Park itself. The NPS-preferred Plan B provides additional funding for preserving several underutilized or unused historic properties. In particular, under Plan B, we support the use of the 4 Lazy F Ranch for employee housing and the plan to preserve/stabilize and interpret the majority of buildings at the Bar BC.  We're hopeful that they can find an alternative use for Sky Ranch, and save this significant, historic vacation property within the Park.
Cowboy Carnegies Traveling Exhibit in the Works
We mentioned in December that we have prepared a traveling exhibit showcasing our state's Carnegie Libraries.  Many of you expressed interest in the exhibit, and we apologize that we weren't better prepared for such an positive response! 

We have developed a form for libraries, museums, historical societies and other groups to help us with scheduling the exhibit and lecture series.  If your organization is interested, you can download the form and return it to us for scheduling.
We tentatively have events planned in Laramie (February), Rock Springs (March), and Evanston (April).

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.  
Thank you for everything you do to support AHW programming!

The Historic Architecture Assistance Fund Grant
will be available again this spring.

Stay tuned for an updated application next month.
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
Join the Wyoming Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for their upcoming winter conference in Cheyenne, February 19-20.  Enjoy tours of the Wyoming State Capitol and Herschler Building, as well as Saint Mary's Cathedral and the Wyoming Supreme Court building.
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!
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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