Children’s Museum of Cheyenne plans new home
CHEYENNE – The Children’s Museum of Cheyenne plans to build a permanent home in an abandoned area of downtown on the site of a building destroyed by fire in 2004. The area has been dubbed “the hole” by locals, due to it leaving a scar downtown for more than a decade.
The museum plans to open its doors at the site in 2017. It is designed to educate and delight children up to age 14.
City officials agreed to the plans for the museum on the vacant space in West Lincolnway. A deal approved in 2014 by the Cheyenne City Council with the museum board gave it control of a 22-foot section of the hole, which was formerly owned by the city. The museum already owned a portion of the property.
Amy Surdam, president of the museum board, said the move would allow the museum to move forward with its plans to build without any uncertainties, and to develop a piece of land that has been vacant for years.