The Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission is developing a county-wide preservation plan. This document will serve as a guide for preservation of the rich history of places and people that make Sheridan County special.

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The Sheridan County Preservation Plan will establish a vision, identify priorities, and set goals for the preservation of historic and cultural resources in Sheridan County. It will strengthen future grant applications, and will serve as a roadmap for all historic preservation efforts in the county.

The plan will also establish guidelines for the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission to:

  • Identify, evaluate, register, and treat sites, buildings, places, and intangible cultural heritage within the community.
  • Communicate and work with Sheridan County community members and community stakeholders concerning historic preservation projects.

Check out the “News” tab listed below to stay update on the latest plan events and drafts or click on “Who’s Listening” to contact the project team directly.


Look for our booth at public events throughout the summer. Monthly meetings will be held in Sheridan, Big Horn, Clearmont and Ranchester. Please connect with us in person!

July 8th, 5pm-9pm Third Thursday Street Festival in Sheridan

July 23-25th Dayton Days in Dayton

August 11th, Noon Commission Meeting in Clearmont, Clearmont Community center and Library

September 8th, Noon Commission Meeting in Big Horn, Big Horn Women’s Club

October 13th, Noon Commission Meeting in Dayton, Tongue River Valley Community Center

October 15th, Online Survey closes


Phase 1: Project and Engagement Kick-off
Introduce the community to the engagement process, hold stakeholder interviews and collect data on existing conditions.

Phase 2: Analysis and Findings
Develop initial findings from stakeholder and public input, analyze existing conditions.

Phase 3: Final Plan Revision and Adoption
Incorporate public and stakeholder input into the draft.


Outreach Event Highlights

FINAL Plan now available!  [May 24, 2022]

The FINAL Sheridan County Historic Preservation Plan is complete! You can review it under “Resources”.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the effort.

DRAFT Plan now available for review!  [November 19, 2021]

The DRAFT Sheridan County Preservation Plan is live and can be found under “RESOURCES” for review.

Comments can be submitted using the “Speak Up” tab or by sending an email to one of us via the “Who’s Listening” tab.

The Survey is now closed. [November 1, 2021]

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! Take a look at highlights of the results below.

The Survey is Live! [July 26, 2021]

We want to hear from you!  Please click on the “Survey” tab to complete a short survey.

Welcome! [July 23, 2021]

Welcome to the Historic Sheridan web page!  Make sure to bookmark this site and check back often for project updates, event announcements, and draft plan elements for review.

The Historic Preservation Plan is intended guide and inspire protection of the historic resources that are abundant in Sheridan County. These resources are a source of community pride and it is vital that the community participate in the creation of a vision and goals for the plan.

We hope to see you at the in-person events shown on the right side of the page. If you cannot make it to an in-person event, please engage below by taking a survey and/or sharing your ideas.

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Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission: Donald Fisk, Kristin Campbell, Christine Varah, Katie Curtiss, Christina Haworth, Carrie Edinger


Nicole Olmstead


Contact Cushing Terrell

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