The Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Cheyenne honored Wyoming’s statehood with the Wyoming Day Celebration event on June 21st. Wyoming achieved statehood on July 10, 1890, cementing its place within the Union of the United States and as the 44th state. They celebrated with turn of the century activities on the lawn, Wyoming vendors, good food, a schedule of fun events, a pie eating contest, music and more!
Activities included traditional games such as croquet, graces and sack and potato races on the lawn. Historic characters met the guests. Piano by Bogy Bogensburger graced the mansion’s visitors, and outside Dave Munsick inspired many to dance. Special guests, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, addressed the crowd and shared why they think Wyoming is such a wonderful place.
“This is a great activity,” says Christina Bird, Superinentendent. “We have games, crafts, shopping, music, food, antique cars, an ice cream social and so much more! This is a great way to celebrate Wyoming’s statehood and heritage.”
Community Partners include: Wyoming Arts Council, Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power, Wyoming State Historical Society,Traders’ Shoppers Guide, Historic Governors’ Mansion Foundation, Nagle Warren Mansion B&B, S&V Carriages, 1st Veterans Silent Cavalry, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Mort’s Bagels, Bread Basket, CashWa, Visit Cheyenne and the CFD Old West Museum.
The Historic Governors’ Mansion is located at 300 E. 21st Street in Cheyenne Wyoming. Please call 307-777-7878 for more information.