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Inspired by Victorian Societies in America, we have founded the Wyoming Victorian Society in 2023. We are dedicated to the appreciation, study, and the preservation of Wyoming’s early history (1860-1920).


What is the Victorian Society in America?

The Victorian Society in America is the only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage.


The Victorian Society in America was founded in 1966 as a sister organization to the Victorian Society in the U.K., by such legends of historic preservation as Brendan Gill, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, and Margot Gayle. So outraged were they by the 1964 destruction of New York’s magnificent Pennsylvania Station [McKim, Mead, & White, 1910] that they formed the Society to ensure that other important structures did not fall to the wrecker’s ball.


Since then, the Victorian Society in America has fulfilled its mission through publications, symposia, architectural tours, and its famous Summer Schools in Newport, Rhode Island, Chicago, Illinois, and London, England, and has made tremendous contributions to the preservation of many historic buildings. Indeed, Old House Journal included the founding of the Victorian Society as one of the 25 most significant milestones in American preservation.

The Nagle Mansion was the social center of Cheyenne high society beginning in 1888.  Through the next 42 years, the ladies of the mansion hosted Teas and parties for both the barons and military officers and wives.  Mrs. Emma Nagle, Frankie Pershing, Emily Randall, Rose Cosgriff and Clare Morgan Warren all held lavish public and private events. 

Wyoming Victorian Society is organizing events for 2024. Come be a fun part of history.
Wyoming Victorian Society organizational meeting TEA
April 27 2024
Free to Attend
Ladies of 17th Street
Rose Martin Cosgriff 
Mistress of Nagle Mansion
1912 - 1915
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