by Kari Eakins – 8 July ’14
Volunteers have begun assembling panels for a fence which will promote the Children’s Museum of Cheyenne at its future site, known as the “hole” in downtown Cheyenne. Amy Surdam, president of the museum’s board of directors, says the goal is to have the fence up by Cheyenne Frontier Days.
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street provided $27,724 to build the fence and 200 photos of Cheyenne children were taken by Wyoming Tribune Eagle photographer Michael Smith to decorate it. The fence project is being overseen by architect Glen Garrett, who manages the Hynds Building.
The Children’s Museum is currently working with the City of Cheyenne on a development plan to build the museum, with the goal opening in late 2016.