See the Past Through OUR Eyes!
From its authentically furnished rooms to its finely manicured lawns, Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming's rich and colorful history.
Built in the Flemish Revival style, the 13,748 square foot mansion known as Trail End provides an intriguing glimpse into life during the period 1913 to 1933, primarily as seen through the eyes of the John B. Kendrick family.
This was a vibrant time when the world was undergoing radical changes in technology and society. The Kendricks participated in most of the seminal events of the era - World War One, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, Suffrage, and Prohibition.
By utilizing original artifacts from the house and family, exhibits and displays throughout the home examine daily life, entertainment, interior design and changing technology in the early twentieth century.
This year's murder mystery theme is a modern-day masquerade being held at the governor's mansion, and you've received an invite!
Tickets are $60 per person, or two for $100, and must be bought in person at the museum to receive character and party information. (Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.) Tickets include refreshments, and a cash bar will be available!
The same game will be played both nights, and only 40 tickets will be sold for each night. In order to accommodate the maximum amount of players, tickets can only be purchased for one night or the other, but not both.
Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
The party will be held on the mansion's lawn, and every person will have a part to play! Costumes are not required, but very highly encouraged. When you buy your tickets, you'll receive information not only about your character and other party guests, but tips on how to create your costume.
Since this is a masquerade theme and these are unusual times-- your mask can be ANY mask that you are comfortable in: a standard masquerade/ Mardi Gras mask, a mask that covers only your nose and mouth, or a full face Venetian mask. It's up to you because we want everyone to participate at their comfort level.
There's a lot to see on www.trailend.org, so take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us - from tours and special events to history and exhibits. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Even better, plan to visit Trail End in person. If you think the website is cool, you ought to see the real thing!
The Trail End State Historic Site is a property of the State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Division of the Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources.
The Trail End Guilds was formed in 1983 as a tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation to support preservation, interpretation and educational efforts at Trail End.
Through support from people just like you, we are able to help the historic site meet and exceed its goal of offering a quality experience to all visitors, both in person and on line.