September 29, 2020
The Best of the West with Katherine Wonson of the Western Center for Historic Preservation
Wyoming is a mysterious and magical place. The very word conjures up visions of roughhewn buildings, horses, and wide open spaces. Preservation seems a natural fit in that majestic setting – and today’s guest is plying the craft and trade of preservation in Jackson Hole as the Director of the National Park Service’s Western Center for Historic Preservation. So, tighten your girth and slacken your rein, we’re headed to Wyoming to talk preservation, western style, on this week’s PreserveCast.
MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST
Katherine Wonson is the Director of the National Park Service’s Western Center for Historic Preservation, the new western branch of the Historic Preservation Training Center. Katherine is based out of Moose, Wyoming and came to the Western Center from Grand Teton National Park in 2014 where she served as the cultural resources specialist. Katherine currently serves as an advisory board member for the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the president of the Teton County Historic Preservation Board. Katherine received her master’s degree from Columbia University in Historic Preservation in 2008 and an advanced certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Outside of work hours she enjoys introducing her two young children to the mountain sports that first drew her to Wyoming in 2003.