Cheyenne Depot Museum

Foundation

The Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit foundation established to create and administer a permanent endowment for the future support and expansion of the Cheyenne Depot Museum, which is located in the historic Union Pacific Railroad Depot in downtown Cheyenne.

Board of Directors

Max Carre - President         Dan Hedrick - Vice President     Belinda Nelson - Secretary 

Rick Atkins - Treasurer        Gordon Horton                           Larry Weeks

Carol Vick                            Bryce Blanton                             Ken Esquibel

Nicole Whitaker                   Kathryn Bibbey                           Fred Gamst

Read about their current and past projects below and see how you can be a part of keeping history alive in Cheyenne.

Current Fund Raising Events and Projects:

'Hard to Leave'

Your donation supports placement of an anchor piece for the Capitol Avenue Bronze Sculpture Project. 'Hard to Leave', a bronze by Bobbie Carlyle, is proposed to be installed near the corner of Capitol Avenue and 15th Street. A donor plaque will be placed near the bronze recognizing all donors of $1000 or more, or donors may choose to honor or memorialize someone with their donation. This is your opportunity to help beautify downtown. For more information, please call 307-432-0606, visit www.CapitolAvenueBronzeProject.com or mail your tax deductible donation to Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation, 121 West 15th Street, Ste 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

'Big Boots'

'These Boots Are Made for Talking' public art project of 2005 generated tremendous interests. This local and national interest prompted the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation to offer custom made boots to businesses, organizations and individuals around the nation. 'These Boots' are approximately 8 feet tall and 8 feet from heel to toe. These one-of-a-kind boots can now be embellished to your specifications and design. Call 307.637.3376 for more information

The fundraising projects of the last few years 'These Boots Are Made For Talking' 2004 and 'These Boots Are Made For Talking', Part 2, 2005 have generated tremendous interetst. This local and national interest has prompted the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation to offer custom made boots to businesses, organizations and individuals around the nation. The 'Boots' are approximately 8 feet tall and 8 feet from heel to toe.

There are several experienced, in-house artists available to meet your design needs. Your design ideas will be evaluated by the artist committee and the appropriate artist will be chosen. The artist can volunteer ideas and suggestions and a workable design can be decided upon. Once the boot is finished it is covered with a clear protectant to preserve its beauty whether the boot is displayed inside or outside.

The finished large boots of the 2004 public art campaign are still very popular and are displayed at the Cheyenne Depot Museum Complex and by businesses and organizations around the Cheyenne area. The 'Boots' still generate great enthusiasm and traffic to each of their locations. So, if you missed the 2004 campaign you now have an opportunity to purchase a 'one-of-a-kind' boot embellished to your specifications and design.  Boots will be offered at $3,500 each. Net proceeds will be deposited into the permanent endowment for the future support and expansion of the Cheyenne Depot Museum and Complex.

 

'Commemorative Bricks'

This is a one-time opportunity to leave your mark on history. It is also an opportunity to help the Cheyenne Depot Museum and Plaza Complex complete their renovation and expansion. The Cheyenne Depot Museum and Foundation are offering for a limited time the chance for you to have a personally engraved brick placed on the outside entranceway to the Museum. These handsome, cobblestone like bricks are deeply etched and filled in with a black epoxy that will last for years. These bricks are available in two sizes: 8" X 8" and 4" X 8". Each brick can hold up to 20 lower-case and or 17 upper-case letters per line with a three line maximum. A small donation of $200.00 for the 8" X 8" brick and $100.00 for the 4" X 8" brick can insure your legacy lives on for present and future generations to marvel and enjoy. These bricks are a wonderful way to:

    Remember Loved Ones!

    Celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries!

    Honor Old and New Friends!
    Recognize Important Causes and Events!

To join the celebration is easy. Mail the form with your tax-deductible payment. It is that easy! For more information please call 307.637.3376 or the Cheyenne Depot Museum Office at 307-632-3905