EIN 47-0860675

Cheyenne Depot Museum

IRS 501(c) type
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The mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate western history as it developed in Cheyenne, the Cheyenne Depot, the union pacific railroad and mode of Wyoming transportation through interpretation, conservation and exhibits of transportation in th...
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Program areas at Cheyenne Depot Museum

The Cheyenne Depot Museum (cdm) is an educational institution and the steward of the Cheyenne uprr Depot, a national historic landmark. Built in 1886 by the union pacific railroad, it is the last remaining grand railroad station on the transcontinental route, designed by famed architect henry van brunt. Since becoming the cornerstone for Cheyenne, it remains a popular destination for those living in the region, as well as for national and international tourists. The operations and maintenance of this historic treasure requires full and part time staff to keep it operational. The cdm provides tours for Wyoming elementary students who, as part of their core humanities curriculum, learn about the transcontinental railroad. Our tours put faces to the historical figures they learn about in the classroom. Objects bring to life the timeline they study in books. The lobby has a large-scale floor map of the transcontinental railroad line from omaha, ne to promontory summit, ut. The third graders love to line up on the rail line and walk the route while recounting what they know about the creation of the railroad. Their excitement is contagious. The cdm is the heart of historic downtown Cheyenne and contributes to the humanities through the Museum itself, but also by providing rental space in the historic building. Cheyenne artwalk uses the space during special events. The winter farmers' market provides space for local craftspeople to sell their products. A local non-profit provides dinner every christmas eve to the homeless population. Cdm also collaborates with the state Museum and city botanical gardens on dia de los murtos celebration. These are only a few examples of the community events supported by cdm. Depot days, an annual event typically held in may, brings visitors from around the world. The plaza in front of the cdm is home to myriad events in the summer, bringing together locals and visitors to enjoy diverse cultural events and concerts. Cdm participates in the summer music program, fridays on the plaza. Other cultural events include oktoberfest and celtic festivals.

Who funds Cheyenne Depot Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Gift FundOperations$7,500

Personnel at Cheyenne Depot Museum

Christy McCarthyExecutive Director$76,691
Katrina TaysonAccounting Manager
Donna ArnoldGift Shop Manager
Rick BellPresident$0
Stephanie PyleSecretary$0
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Cheyenne Depot Museum

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$138,435
Program services$119,566
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$224,617
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$94,006
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$157,670
Miscellaneous revenues$1,706
Total revenues$736,000

Form 990s for Cheyenne Depot Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-032021-09-08990View PDF
2020-032021-02-19990View PDF
2019-032020-01-31990View PDF
2018-032019-06-19990View PDF
2017-032018-01-19990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 19, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $13,500 from Wyoming Humanities Council
April 13, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
April 8, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 2160
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Metro area
Cheyenne, WY
Laramie County, WY
Website URL
(307) 632-3905
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A54: History Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Central organization
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