After being closed for a four-year restoration and rehabilitation project, the Wyoming Capitol is now open for self-guided tours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. To accommodate those attending Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Capitol will also be open extended hours on July 20 and July 27 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Surrounded by the recently restored 1888 decorative paint, four new bronze sculptures now stand in niches in the rotunda of the Wyoming Capitol. The public can view the new sculptures for the first time and learn more about the entire project at the July 10 Capitol Square Open House and Celebration.
Recent restoration work has uncovered vibrant oil paintings on six vault doors located in the garden level of the Wyoming Capitol.
Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will be the headliner for the July 10 Capitol Square Open House and Celebration festivities in Cheyenne.
More than 130 years after it first opened to the public with great fanfare, the Wyoming Capitol is reopening after a critical restoration with a celebration on the afternoon of July 10, Wyoming Statehood Day. Festivities will kick off with a ribbon cutting at 1:00 p.m., followed by tours of the Capitol Square Project, live music and entertainment, and fireworks to mark the end of this important project for the people of Wyoming.
Over the weekend, state agencies will begin moving into the remodeled and expanded Herschler East in downtown Cheyenne. The Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Department of Revenue will be open to the public in their new locations on Monday, April 30. The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office, Wyoming Environmental Quality Council, and the State Board of Equalization will continue to move to Herschler East in the following two weeks. The Wyoming Department of Audit will move to the Hathaway Building.
Needing repair and replacement of failing materials, the Wyoming Capitol dome will be covered with scaffolding and a white scaffold covering until mid-2019 as part of the ongoing renovation work on the Capitol. The dome scaffolding will start to be installed the week of September 11.
JE Dunn Construction Company will start work on the Wyoming Capitol Square Project at 5 a.m. on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 to handle two large concrete pours to install the concrete slabs for the southward extension of the east wing of the Herschler Building. These slabs on floors 2, 3, and 4 will add nearly 20,000 square feet of usable space to the Herschler Building.
Behind the scaffolding, restoration of the sandstone and metal entablature on the west wing of the Capitol is almost complete. Workers have started to remove the scaffolding on the north side of the west wing. Later in April, the scaffolding will migrate to the east wing of the building. The restoration of stone and the entablature on the west wing is a significant milestone for the project. The move of the scaffolding will reveal the repaired stone which will appear lighter in color. The repaired and replaced stone will weather over time to match the rest of the building.
JE Dunn Construction Company will start work on the Wyoming Capitol Square Project at 4 a.m. on Saturday, February 18 and 1 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 to handle two large concrete pours to install the structural mat slab foundation for the new central utility plant (CUP).
Learn more about construction and design plans for the Wyoming Capitol Square Project during a community presentation, being held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 in Cheyenne.
Join us in front of the Wyoming Capitol at noon on Thursday, August 25 for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Wyoming Capitol Square Project. A reception and the opening of a new exhibit about the history of Wyoming’s Capitol and efforts to restore this historic gem will be held immediately following the groundbreaking ceremony at the Wyoming State Museum, located at 2301 Central Avenue.
The Wyoming Capitol will officially close to the public on Wednesday, December 9 at 5 p.m. and will remain closed until restoration efforts are complete. The project is expected to be finished in late 2018.
The new website includes updates on agency moves and construction, as well as a calendar of events and meetings. The website also features floor plans, designs, photos and a behind the scenes blog.
The Legislative Service Office (LSO) will relocate to the Jonah Business Center located at 3001 E. Pershing Blvd. in Cheyenne on June 26.
Learn more about the construction and design plans for the Wyoming Capitol Square Project during a community open house on June 24.
The Oversight Group approved draft design plans for the Capitol that would increase public meeting rooms overall and provide offices for the elected officials around the rotunda on the first floor.
The schematic design adds elements to the Herschler Building, making it more complimentary to the Capitol and the Wyoming Supreme Court Building
The investigative work is important in order to provide more accurate drawings and help us avoid unanticipated costs by revealing existing conditions.
To reduce costs, shorten the construction process and reduce disruption to the public and state government activities, the State Capitol will be vacated during the renovation and construction process. However, not all state employees will leave the Herschler Building during construction.