ROCK SPRINGS – Listen to the chimes from the Rock Springs Historical Museum and marvel at the passing trains as you enjoy a free, guided historical walking tour through Downtown Rock Springs.
While the self-guided tour has been around for decades, the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is hosting their first guided tour, by local historian David Tate.
This guided historic walking tour will provide an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Rock Springs. Covering a wide range of architectural styles, and including anecdotes about the people behind the buildings, this tour is a great way to become acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the unique character of Rock Springs.
The initial tour is set for Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m., departing from the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office (603 S Main Street). The tour promises to offer unique insights into Rock Springs’ storied past.
While drop-ins are welcome, those interested are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office at 307-352-1434 by Thursday, July 21 at 12 noon – If there is enough interest, the Rock Springs Main Street/URA hopes to offer additional guided tours in the future.
The tour will be led by David Tate who has served on the Rock Springs City Council since 1999. David’s family has been in the community for four generations and he holds a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation. David was one of the original developers of the updated Historic Walking Tour and has a wealth of knowledge; he has a deep passion for Rock Springs’ history and beauty
The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions and Design.
The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the Board, Committees, staff and programs of work in good shape by attracting people and funds for the organization. For more information contact the Rock Springs Main Street/URA at 307-352-1434 or visit their website at DowntownRS.com