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Best of Wyoming – Cheyenne
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Cheyenne Best of Wyoming Posts
During the month of December, Wyoming Public Media featured Cheyenne on its ‘Best of Wyoming’ page. You are welcome to glance at the summaries below and follow the links to snapshots of the many innovative organizations in Cheyenne:
Tue January 8, 2013
By Wyoming State Capitol
Born in 1867 in the path of the transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific crews arrived as they laid the tracks westward. Cheyenne soon laid claim to a higher status than older Wyoming settlements such as those at Fort Laramie, Fort Bridger, and the mining town of South Pass City, changing Cheyenne from a village to a city in a matter of months. The seat of the new territorial government was established in Cheyenne in 1869.
Mon January 7, 2013
By Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra
The CSO formally organized in 1954. After many successful years as a community volunteer orchestra, the symphony converted to a professional orchestra in 1981. The new vision for presenting higher level performances required employing a professional music director and conductor, selecting musicians through auditions and raising sufficient funds to pay for their services. At this same time, a dedicated group of Cheyenne residents recognized the need to replace school and church venues with a specialized event center for the presentation of the performing arts. Their tireless campaign rai
Laramie County Community College Art Gallery – CheyenneFri January 4, 2013
By Laramie County Community College
The Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery hosts dozens of shows throughout the academic year, showcasing artists from the college, community and nation.
The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is free to the public.
Thu December 20, 2012
By Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion
The People’s House
In 1904, 14 years after achieving statehood, Wyoming built its first governor’s mansion, a modest house compared to the large dwellings built in other parts of downtown Cheyenne. The Historic Governors’ Mansion is located at 300 E. 21st Street, just five blocks from the State Capitol in what was, at the time, a middle class neighborhood.
Fri December 7, 2012
By Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Discover all 27 specialty landscapes – there truly is something for everyone. There is always something in bloom either inside the solar greenhouse or on the Grounds.
Sustainability at the Gardens
Wed December 5, 2012
By Cheyenne Depot Museum
In 1993 the Union Pacific donated the depot building to the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County, and stabilization of the building was begun a year later. Since then, the building has undergone various stages of an extensive rehabilitation project. The first floor now houses the Cheyenne Depot Museum and a brewpub/restaurant. The upper levels house offices for various city and private concerns related to tourism, economic development and the museum.
For information on other Wyoming communities, visit Wyoming Public Media’s ‘Best of Wyoming’.