Wyoming Arts Council

Melissa Robb discusses the art of architectural styles in The Cowboy State

Press release from our colleagues in the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources:

The various architectural styles found in the Cowboy State are the focus of this month’s Wyoming State Museum lecture series presentation, December 12 at 7 p.m.

Melissa Robb, Historic Architecture Specialist with the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, will present “No Place Like Home: Understanding Wyoming’s Historic Residential Architectural Styles.”

“Wyoming’s architectural styles are much more varied and sophisticated than the Wild West mythology would suggest,” Robb said. “Settlers brought their favorite building forms and styles from Europe and the East Coast, recreating home with comfortably familiar styles.”

During Thursday’s presentation, attendees will learn more about how the architecture of their own neighborhood tells the story of those who settled here.

The Wyoming State Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month, September – May, at 7 p.m.

The State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (307) 777-7021.

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