Jul
7
Fri
Ames Monument National Historic Landmark Dedication @ Ames Monument
Jul 7 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ames Monument National Historic Landmark Dedication @ Ames Monument | Buford | Wyoming | United States

A Symposium will take place the afternoon of Friday, July 7 at the Laramie Depot, which will be followed by a dinner event. A “ribbon cutting” ceremony will take place the morning of Saturday, July 8 at the Ames Monument.

“The Ames Monument is a pivotal and highly significant work in the career of Henry Hobson Richardson,” according to a Department of the Interior press release. “The simple massing and naturalistic materials of the Ames Monument, designed midway through his career, are a pure manifestation of a critical shift in his architectural design away from a reliance on references to historical stylistic motifs.”

The designation recognizes the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. “These 10 new national historic landmarks reveal important pieces of our nation’s diverse heritage through art, architecture and stories of community and identity,” said Secretary Jewell. “Today’s designation ensures future generations can trace, understand and learn from these properties, which join more than 2,500 other landmarks nationwide.”

“During the National Park Service’s Centennial year, we are celebrating the places that tell America’s stories, and these newly designated National Historic Landmarks recognize important experiences that help us understand our history and culture,” said Director Jarvis.

The nomination was sponsored by the Albany County Historic Preservation Board chaired by Amy Williamson with a Historic Preservation Grant through the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The nomination was prepared by Drs. Sarah Allaback, Ethan Carr, and James F. O’Gorman who are experts on the works of H.H. Richardson. Jerry Hansen and the board members of the Laramie Railroad Depot Association and Anna Lee Frohlich, an Ames family descendant, participated in the nomination process. The late Dr. Larry Ostresh, professor of Geography at the University of Wyoming, was instrumental in starting the nomination process of the monument. The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails manage the monument and it is open for public visitation.

Jul
8
Sat
Ames Monument National Historic Landmark Dedication @ Ames Monument
Jul 8 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ames Monument National Historic Landmark Dedication @ Ames Monument | Buford | Wyoming | United States

A Symposium will take place the afternoon of Friday, July 7 at the Laramie Depot, which will be followed by a dinner event. A “ribbon cutting” ceremony will take place the morning of Saturday, July 8 at the Ames Monument.

“The Ames Monument is a pivotal and highly significant work in the career of Henry Hobson Richardson,” according to a Department of the Interior press release. “The simple massing and naturalistic materials of the Ames Monument, designed midway through his career, are a pure manifestation of a critical shift in his architectural design away from a reliance on references to historical stylistic motifs.”

The designation recognizes the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. “These 10 new national historic landmarks reveal important pieces of our nation’s diverse heritage through art, architecture and stories of community and identity,” said Secretary Jewell. “Today’s designation ensures future generations can trace, understand and learn from these properties, which join more than 2,500 other landmarks nationwide.”

“During the National Park Service’s Centennial year, we are celebrating the places that tell America’s stories, and these newly designated National Historic Landmarks recognize important experiences that help us understand our history and culture,” said Director Jarvis.

The nomination was sponsored by the Albany County Historic Preservation Board chaired by Amy Williamson with a Historic Preservation Grant through the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The nomination was prepared by Drs. Sarah Allaback, Ethan Carr, and James F. O’Gorman who are experts on the works of H.H. Richardson. Jerry Hansen and the board members of the Laramie Railroad Depot Association and Anna Lee Frohlich, an Ames family descendant, participated in the nomination process. The late Dr. Larry Ostresh, professor of Geography at the University of Wyoming, was instrumental in starting the nomination process of the monument. The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails manage the monument and it is open for public visitation.

Jul
26
Wed
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Centennial Library
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Centennial Library  | Centennial | Wyoming | United States

Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an examination of the conviction of Tom Horn. Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial. His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.

Aug
23
Wed
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library  | Centennial | Wyoming | United States

Jessica chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Flock holds an MA in Education from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a Substitute, ESL, Social Studies and Reading teacher and librarian in Albany County and the Cathedral Home in Laramie.  She is also a UNC Workshop facilitator.  She recently accepted the position of History Day Coordinator with the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

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