The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) is a statewide historic preservation nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting history and cultural resources in both the built and natural environments.

They work with individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to identify the places that represent Wyoming’s history and culture and take steps to ensure that these important places survive.

After Lesley Wischmann joined Barbara Dobos in fighting to ensure that Martin’s Cove remained in public hands, they decided to ask the Wyoming statewide historic preservation nonprofit for guidance and help.

Except, to their surprise, they learned Wyoming was one of only 3 states without such an organization.

The Alliance for Historic Wyoming was born around Dobos’s dining room table and has grown from there.

Every Monday in May, we will feature a different Main Street Organization from around Wyoming that keeps the character and enthusiasm of our downtown culture alive.

This week’s featured program has persevered through change and strives to keep the unique culture of Gillette thriving. Gillette Main Street says: “Our Main Street is the heart of Gillette, and it’s going to be the Main Street that brings us all together, through thick and thin, and reminds us what it means to live in this great city.”


Photos by Glenn Woods
Photos by Glenn Woods

In the past three years alone, GMS has helped 14 new businesses move to downtown Gillette, coordinated many programs to foster community and local pride, and had the downtown district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Whether you are interested in historic rehabilitation, nominations to the National Register, or the preservation of a building, The Alliance for Historic Wyoming staff is ready to help you with your preservation goals!

New Generation Preserves Wyoming's Past

The Platte Bridge Company is committed to learning, teaching, preserving, and bringing history to life!

On the day these photos were taken the group was visiting Independence Rock and Devils Gate to learn about and honor those who had paved the way generations before.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods


Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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