May 5, 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific “rolling into town,” thus establishing Laramie as an “end of tracks” town. With the establishment of law and order, the commercial core district, local government, the Wyoming Territorial Prison and University of Wyoming, the town began to flourish.
To celebrate 150 years in the “Gem City,” Laramie’s 150th anniversary committee, made up of museums, historic sites, libraries and archives, the Albany County Tourism Board, Laramie Main Street, the Laramie Boomerang and the City of Laramie, invites the community to be part of this yearlong celebrations.
From a kick off weekend with events at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and Laramie Railroad Depot May 4 - 6 to mark the 150th anniversary to new exhibits at local museums, a fall lecture series at the American Heritage Center, historic walking tours downtown, family friendly activities, and custom memorabilia, we are excited to celebrate 150 years of history on “The Gem City of the Plains”.
To host a successful series of events and produce 150th themed merchandise, the anniversary committee has identified the need to raise $30,000 from individuals, businesses, foundations and grants. We are currently one-third of the way to our fundraising goal and are inviting the community to contribute. We are challenging 150 individuals to give $150 dollars by visiting
http://visitlaramie.org/laramie150 or taking a check made to “Albany County Tourism Board” with “150” in the memo line to First Interstate Bank.
Businesses wishing to sponsor should contact the fundraising committee for more information about donor levels and opportunities for recognition:
Devin Stalder, 307-399-0967, firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Feezer, 307-721-5260, email@example.com
Trey Sherwood, 307-760-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Gray, 307-745-4195, email@example.com
For more information about events scheduled for the 150th anniversary, visit: http:/visitlaramie.org/laramie150