Conversation on Sheridan's Historic Places Set for Next Week

A community conversation about Sheridan's historic places and spaces, and why they matter to the community, is set for next Thursday, March 30, at the Historic Sheridan Inn Conference Center.

Presented by the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, the event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature speaker Lesley Gilmore, a preservation architect, as well as staff from the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. The presentation is open free to the public.

Edre Maier, who's been involved for several years in historic preservation projects in Sheridan, talked about why the conversation is happening.

Gilmore, who's with CTA Architects, had done multiple projects in the Sheridan community, including evaluations of the Sheridan County jail building and the First Congregational United Church of Christ and has presented preservation workshops at Ucross. Maier added that Sheridan has done a wonderful job in preserving our original historic architecture.

In addition to the community presentation, representatives from the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the Wyoming historical preservation office will be in Sheridan starting Tuesday through Friday attending meetings with city and county officials, local nonprofit organizations and business owners to discuss how historic preservation can have a positive impact on economic development and tourism.

The Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Wyoming's historic places and spaces. The presentation is funded in part through a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. Sponsors include the Sheridan Community Land Trust, the Downtown Sheridan Association, North Main Association, the Sheridan Inn and First Interstate Bank.