National Historic Preservation Month - Scavenger Hunt
May is National Historic Preservation Month and the community is invited to celebrate it in Downtown Rock Springs. The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA), Certified Local Government (CLG) and Rock Springs Historical Museum are hosting several events and activities to draw attention to local historic preservation efforts.
One such event is a Historic Scavenger Hunt that will run the month of May. Scavenger hunt forms can be picked up at the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office (603 South Main Street), Rock Springs Historical Museum (201 B Street), or downloaded from DowntownRS.com. Participants can return completed hunts to the Rock Springs Historical Museum for a small gift and chance at a grand prize.
Jennifer Messer, Rock Springs Museum Coordinator, will host a discussion and slideshow on the History of the Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. The discussion will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, 2916 Foothill Blvd. and is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. archeologist Dave Johnson with Western Archeological Services will provide a guided tour and discussion on the Reliance Tipple. Guests should plan to meet at the tipple and wear clothing appropriate for the outdoors (please note, this tour will be conducted around the perimeter of the Reliance Tipple and will not include access inside the site). The tour will last approximately 1 hour. Dave has been on the CLG for 30+years and has a wealth of knowledge about our region.
Historic Preservation Month began as National Preservation Week in 1973. In 2005, the National Trust extended the celebration to the entire month of May and declared it Preservation Month to provide an even greater opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states.