Historic Building Bender

Written by on May 2, 2018

Press Release – May is National Historic Preservation Month and for cities and towns throughout Wyoming. It’s an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts and buildings that help tell the stories of our past, as well as to recognize contributions from individuals and organizations to preserve those stories and places.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with an evening on historic Gillette main street for the Historic Building Bender. Featuring six historic buildings and bars on main street, come sip on some special drinks and listen to presentations by actors from the Gillette Community Theater as they tell you the tale and history behind the building and stories from times past.

Locations to be visited include Gillette Brewing Company & Gone Postal Pizzeria, Fiesta Tequila Mexican Restaurant, Big Lost Meadery and Brewing, The Center Bar, The Railyard Gillette and The Montgomery Bar. Come and experience Gillette’s history hands-on by visiting the places it happened!

The event will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00-8:30pm. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the Frontier Auto Museum. Starting at 5:30pm, hear about the Frontier Auto Museum and the history of that building. All presentations begin at 6:00pm in the featured locations and repeat every 20 minutes.

Tickets are $10 each and include a souvenir drink cup (all drink purchases are separate). Advance ticket sales are available at the Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau office (log cabin at Flying J parking lot).

Join the Gillette Historic Preservation Commission, in partnership with Gillette Main Street for a fun evening to learn about Gillette’s history and efforts to preserve it!

About the Gillette Historic Preservation Commission

Established in 2015, the City of Gillette created the Gillette Historic Preservation Commission for purposes of protection, enhancement and perpetuation of significant historical, archeological and architectural relics within the City of Gillette and the surrounding area. The Committee consists of historic preservation professionals and Gillette residents passionate about local history elected by the Gillette City Council to represent Gillette’s Certified Local Government program. It is our goal to preserve our community’s heritage and historic features and serve as a resource to the citizens of Gillette.

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