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Celebrating 10 years of protecting historic places and spaces...
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The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is meeting in Lander next week, and you're invited to join us!
Friday, July 17- 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 18- 8:30 am
Lander Carnegie Library Building
451 N. 2nd Street, Lander, Wyoming

 
AHW will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in Laramie with a Cowboy Carnegies event and a meeting on Saturday.  Please join us on Friday, July 17 at 5:30pm at Lander's historic Carnegie Library for a few short speeches and a "This Place Matters" photo.  

On Saturday, we'll be convening at the Carnegie Library for our annual meeting- everyone is welcome to join AHW and hear more about our programming and the work we are doing to protect historic places and spaces around the state.  Meeting guests are invited to join us for a short tour of the Roberts Shoshone Episcopal Mission School at Fort Washakie. 
Can't make it to Lander in July?
"Pencil us in" for August 15 in Grand Teton National Park!
Alfred Berol, president of the Eagle Pencil Company, and his family enjoyed vacationing on the shores of Jackson Lake in this lodge.  The building features several pencil motifs as a nod to his fortune.
 
Join us for a day at the AMK Ranch August 15.  This behind-the-scenes tour of the University of Wyoming/National Park Service Research Station will feature a lunch starting at 11:30 followed by a tour of the magnificent, National Register-listed property.  Stunning views and significant rustic log architecture make this former vacation property one of a kind.  Suggested donation of $15. 
Remembering LB Brantner, Bairoil's Preservation Leader
July 28, 1950- July 5, 2015

AHW was deeply saddened to learn that LB Brantner was killed in a car accident earlier this week. 

LB first contacted AHW last September looking for resources to save the Town Hall in Bairoil, Wyoming, north of Rawlins.  After talking to us about our
Architecture Assistance Fund grant, LB researched the Town Hall and submitted what remains the most
comprehensive grant application we have ever received.

Architect Lesley Gilmore, who was selected to work on the Bairoil Town Hall Architectural Assistance Fund project called LB, "the best preservation advocate I've ever met."  AHW Executive Director Carly-Ann Anderson echoed Gilmore's sentiments, saying "LB embodied the spirit of AHW.  She was dedicated to using preservation as a tool to improve her community, and saw that the Town Hall provided a tangible link to the past that could be used to educate people about the heritage of Bairoil."
Though LB is gone, the Town of Bairoil is working to finish the Town Hall project in her stead.  An application to place the building on the National Register is in progress and the town engineers are looking to implement the suggested repairs to the building.  The Alliance has established a memorial fund in LB's honor to help the community complete their project.  

If you are interested in donating to the LB Brantner Bairoil Town Hall Memorial Fund, please send your contribution to AHW, PO Box 123, Laramie, WY 82070 or
donate online.  Funds are being kept in an account sponsored by First Interstate BankYour contributions are tax deductible to the full extend of the law, and will be used directly for preservation efforts for the community's town hall.   

Thank you, LB, for all you have done to protect Wyoming's historic places and spaces; we can aspire to echo your enthusiasm and vision. 
Step up and join our board!
 
We’re actively seeking interested candidates from all regions of the state. 
Our board is a diverse group of varied professions, experience and ages, who share a common commitment to ensuring that Wyoming’s historic places and spaces have a role in our future. We meet four times a year in different locations around the state and work together year-round via electronic communications.
 
If you’re interested in taking your passion for historic places and spaces to a statewide level and working with engaged citizens on issues such as protecting historic landscapes, preserving and re-purposing historic schools and libraries, celebrating Wyoming’s historic places and empowering people to preserve their own historic buildings, let us know!  Please give us a call or send an email so we can tell you more.
 
Mary Humstone, Board President            Carly-Ann Anderson, Executive Director

Humstone@HistoricWyoming.org
                ExecDirector@HistoricWyoming.org
970 420-5275                                      307 333-3508
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