The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. Built between 1886 and 1890, the capitol is located in Cheyenne and contains the chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature and well as the office of the Governor of Wyoming. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark during 1987.HistoryThe construction of the capitol began prior to Wyoming gaining statehood. 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.In 1886, the sixth Territorial Legislative Assembly authorized butts of the State Capitol. A five-member commission, appointed by Governor Francis E. Warren, was charged with the selection and purchase of the site, selection of an architect and accepting the lowest bids for construction of the building. The commission chose the firm of David W. Gibbs & Company, Architects, to draw plans and specifications. These were accepted in July 1886 and a contract issued to the lowest bidder, Adam Feick & Brothers, who broke ground on September 9, 1886.The Tenth Territorial Legislative Assembly convened in the unfinished building. The two small wings on the east and west were completed in 1890. Crowded conditions persisted with the growth of the state and in 1915 the Thirteenth legislature approved the construction of the House and Senate Chambers, which were completed in March 1917.
The Atlas Theatre, also known as the Atlas Building, at 213 W. 16th St. in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was dating from 1887 and was built out as a theatre in 1908. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.It "is located in what has historically been the heart of Cheyenne's downtown business district, " and, at the time of NRHP listing, was "still surrounded by commercial activity".During 1887 to 1908 the upper floors of the three-story building were used for professional offices and the ground floor was a confectionery shop. The theatre was not the first or most extravagant of theatres in Cheyenne; the Capitol Avenue Theatre, built in 1905 "was probably more impressive than the Atlas. Nevertheless, at that time there apparently was room in Cheyenne for another facility, one which could provide low-cost amusement, and thus the Atlas was built."
We have moved! Join us at our new space for Wine and Design Classes and More! Bring a bottle of wine to share with a friend as we lead you step-by-step to create your own masterpiece. Shake It Up will provide all materials, instruction, wine openers, glasses, non-alcoholic beverages, and lots of fun! Shake It Up will now also offer KIDS CLASSES and limited retail. Shake It Up will soon also offer other sought after art classes, such as, Ceramics and Jewelry Design. Book a private party for Bachelorette Parties, Bridal/Baby Showers, Family, or Office Parties! We look forward to painting with you soon!
For over 25 years the Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House, in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been scaring victims on an annual basis. Located in a verified haunted location, the historic Knights of Pythias building, the site brings in an average of 2,500-3,000 attendees for a self-guided experience through 15 horrific rooms setup by members and local volunteers. The individual themes run the gamut from classic scares to modern terror. Every year something new is bound to pop up so visit us this October!
The Archives provides services through three work units: Reference, Research and Historical Photos which houses the permanent collection; Records Management and the State Records Center for semi-permanent government records storage & records retention assistance; and Micrographics which films records for long term and permanent storage. The Archives also sponsors or participates in workshops, conferences, and various other events pertaining to Wyoming history.
The Archives' permanent collection includes:
- State, County & Municipal records
- Historical photographs
- Oral histories and transcripts
- Historical Maps
- Newspapers from around the state
- Historical records relating to Wyoming & its people
Our name is a play on words of how self care is treated by the general public. We offer self care (intrinsic motivation) classes and fitness classes. Impetuous Fitness is all about teaching the FUN part of fitness. Regardless of your zip code, you can take a live class with us. If you are in Cheyenne WY area, you can request an in person class.