The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board will present its 29th annual Dubois Award to Daniel and Linda Amundson, 504 East 21st St., Cheyenne, at a private ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

The ceremony will be at the residence.  Neighbors, friends, and those who contributed to this restoration effort are invited to attend a reception from 6-7 p.m.­  Please RSVP to 637-6305.

The prestigious Dubois Award was named for William Dubois, one of the City’s premier architects of the early 1900s. This award has been renamed to honor Mr. Dubois’ grandson, William Dubois, III.  William Dubois is a founding member of this Board and longstanding community volunteer and philanthropist. This award is presented for exceptionally significant preservation efforts.

Each year during National Preservation Month (May) the City’s Historic Preservation Board selects one of Cheyenne’s historic homes for this award based on significant efforts to preserve, restore, or reconstruct the structure.

The main goal of the Historic Preservation Board is to raise awareness of the community’s history and the preservation of its historic places and spaces in order to continue remembering, learning from, and having pride in the city’s past and well into the future. In addition to the three monthly public meetings held by the Board, they also host and sponsor multiple events throughout the year.

Two awards are presented annually, the Dubos and LeClercq Jones Awards for Historic Preservation. These awards are given to a residential homeowner and a commercial building owner who have shown outstanding effort and dedication to the preservation of the historic integrity of their building. The annual Cheyenne Fast Filmmaking Festival, which takes place in the fall, displays the talents of local filmmakers while highlighting important places and historic events throughout the community. The Board also hosts the annual Tour the Legend, a historic homes tour, which allows citizens to tour historic homes that have been graciously opened up by their owners; this tour will take place on September 11 and 12.

The CHPB also undertakes multiple preservation projects throughout the year, working with monetary assistance through grants provided by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund to preserve and protect buildings and other landmarks throughout Cheyenne. Some current projects include the restoration of the Warren Rest House, continued maintenance of the Lakeview Cemetery Historic Vault, restoration of the Airport Fountain, and the recognition of the Dubois Block as an official Historic District within the city and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Board welcomes public interest, support, or volunteer efforts to assist in our mission of the preservation of the important history of our city of Cheyenne. For more information about the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board, please visit the city’s  website.

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