The Wyoming Capitol Square Project has released a schedule of events for the re-opening ceremonies Wednesday, July 10.

More than 130 years after it first opened to the public, the Wyoming Capitol is reopening after restoration. Events kick off at noon Wednesday with food truck vendors and music, followed by a ribbon cutting, tours of the Capitol Square Project, live music, and finally fireworks.

Schedule Of Events:

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM - LIVE MUSIC Canyon Kids - Folk/Rock Band

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Demonstrations of Arapaho and Shoshone Traditional Arts, State Museum Lobby

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM - “Tin Type Photography,” Wyoming State Museum

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Games and Activities, Barrett Lawn

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Capitol Ribbon Cutting & Dignitary Speeches, Capitol Steps

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Pistol and Pete: The pair of Haflinger draft horses pull the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sheep wagon and other wagons in parades and events around the state.

1:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Historic Governor's Mansion Tours: From 1905 to 1976, the Mansion was the residence of 19 Wyoming first families. Governors, First Ladies, their children, and pets lived and entertained in the home over the course of 71 years.

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Wyoming State Museum's Behind the Scenes/Collection tours

2:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Public Tours of the Capitol Square Project

The Capitol Square project was comprised of four interrelated construction projects:

  • The Capitol has undergone extensive rehabilitation to replace outdated building systems, add critical life safety infrastructure, and address public space needs, especially the need for larger meeting rooms. This invasive work created the opportunity to restore historic building features;
  • The Capitol Extension, the below-grade building that connects the Capitol to the Herschler Building has been expanded by 28,000 square feet to accommodate public space needs that could not be met in the Capitol, including large public meeting rooms, as well as space for a future auditorium, visitor’s center, and student learning center;
  • The Herschler Building has been remodeled and expanded by 56,000 square feet to house functions displaced from the Capitol. The atrium on the north side of the building has been removed to improve building efficiency and security, and to restore views to the Capitol;
  • The existing central utility plant, serving five state buildings, has been replaced, relocated, and expanded by 15,000 square feet to accommodate additional equipment.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM - 67th Army Band

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Book signing of A History of Wyoming Capitol by Starley Talbott & Linda Graves Fabian, Wyoming State Museum Store

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Fallen Warrior Memorial Ceremony: The event will honor all Wyoming veterans who have died in service to our state and nation, through a flag folding ceremony and playing Taps.

3:30 PM - 4:40 PM - Community Organization Performances

  • League of Her Own Acting Troupe and Fort D.A. Russell Post Band: A League of Her Own Acting Troupe, composed of members of the Cheyenne League of Women Voters, travels 150 years back through its play “Wonderful Wyoming Women Voters.”
  • Ballet Wyoming will do a short performance piece with local dancers.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Ice Cream Social front lawn of Barrett Building
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Wind River Dancers: The Wind River Dancers perform a variety of American Indian dance styles.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Capitol Cornerstone Dedication at South Cornerstone of the Capitol

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM - LIVE MUSIC The Woodpile, Indie Folk/Rock Band

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM - LIVE MUSIC Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band

9:30 PM - Fireworks

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