A Foundation for our Future The Lander Community Center

Historical Lander Community Center

The Need

In 2012, an electrical fire destroyed the beloved Lander Community Center – a treasured piece of Lander’s history and the heart of the community.  Out of this tragedy comes opportunity to build a new facility big enough to host events in Lander that were previously not possible.  The possibilities for new uses are boundless and open to the imagination.

The History of the Community Center

Our Community Center has been a core part of the fabric of Lander for over 90 years.  It weaves together different segments of our city and fosters many of our lifelong friendships and memories.  Festivals, weddings, reunions and funerals all have a place in our history.  Stories of poker games, rat derbies, whiskey auctions, and tall tales from the big hunt are still alive for all of us.  The stories from our past are the foundation for our future.

The New Community Center

The New Lander Community Center

The center will be a tribute to the past and an invitation to the future.  The 18,000 square-foot facility, with the capacity for 1,346 people, will allow Lander to host state meetings, large conventions, art shows, auto displays, dances, and concerts on the performance stage.  Three conference rooms will accommodate smaller events.  Large windows on the front and leading to the deck offer sweeping views of the Wind River Range, while providing passive solar to contribute to the energy efficiency of the new center.

Lander Community Center Floor Plan

Community Center Funding Progress Rocks

Sources of Funding:

The cost to rebuild the center is $5.8 million.

$250,000 Fremont County (CIMPL Grant)
$1,300,000 Fire Insurance
$2,350,000 Wyoming State Lands & Investment Board – Wyoming Business Council
$1,300,000 Private Fundraising
$500,000 City of Lander
$100,000 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Energy Loan

Be a Part of the Foundation to Build Our New Community Center

Whether you’re 8 or 80, the center will be a place to make new stories and create new traditions.  Please join us in this journey as we work to build Lander’s new home for us, our children, and our grandchildren.
All donations will be tax deductible.

You can donate now, safely, quickly and securely, online; -OR-

Contact:  Gary Michaud, Community Resource Coordinator
307-332-2870 • gmichaud@landerwyoming.orgwww.landerwyoming.org

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