• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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Moose Headquarters & Preservation Workshop

Western Center for Historic Preservation's workshop. Reconstruction of doors, windows, and reglazing windows.

The year-round workshop and headquarters for the Western Center for Historic Preservation is located in Moose, Wyoming. The building, originally located at the historic JY Ranch (now the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve), was moved and reassembled in Moose in the summer of 2005 and subsequently retrofitted for WCHP use. The Moose facility now houses office space for four full-time employees and several seasonal staff members, a conference room, and a 3,000 square foot workshop. The preservation workshop contains specialized equipment used for treatment, repair, and replication of windows, doors, cabinets, and other historic building components. The WCHP workshop is also used to host training courses, facilitating the much-needed spread of traditional craft skills lacking throughout parks of the intermountain region. The workshop has also been critical in the rehabilitation of the White Grass Dude Ranch which will in turn be used to host future preservation training courses.

 
WCHP workshop building in snow. WCHP preservation specialist working on window repair. Interior of WCHP shop.

Did You Know?

Pika with a mouth full of grass

Did you know that pikas harvest grasses so they can survive the long cold winter? These small members of the rabbit family do not hibernate, but instead store their harvest as “haystacks” under rocks in the alpine environment.