The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is hosting the 7th Annual Tour the Legend, Historic Building Tour. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women and 150 Years of Suffrage.
This tour serves as a fundraiser for the Board with funds used to match state and federal grants. These efforts have helped restore the Warren Rest House in Holiday Park, the Historic Airport Fountain, update and expand the Capitol North Historic District, and update the Downtown Historic District.
Tour goers can visit and see inside six historic properties to learn about the unique history and heritage of Cheyenne’s past Saturday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The buildings featured on this year’s tour are:
E. Mason Smith house (712 E 18th Street)
George Baxter house (719 E 17th Street)
Esther Hobart Morris house (2114 Warren Avenue)
Historic Governors’ Mansion (300 E 21st Street)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (218 E 19th Street)
Nagle Warren Bed & Breakfast (222 E 17th Street)
These six locations all have connections to important women who have influenced the suffrage movement from Cheyenne to the National level. Esther Hobart Morris is given credit with getting women the right to vote in Wyoming; E. Mason Smith was the first female librarian in the country; Nellie Tayloe Ross lived at the Historic Governors’ Mansion while she served as the first female governor in the country; and the Nagle Warren served as the Young Women’s Christian Association for a period of time. Not only are the people important, the homes and buildings are very impressive and are worth a visit back in time.