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      • Anniversary Lawn Party

      • Short Notice Art Show

      • Beer Bear Raffle

      • Speakeasy Party

      • 1913-1933 Costume Ideas

The Kendrick family moved into Trail End on July 25, 1913. To commemorate 100 years of Living and History at Trail End, the Trail End Guilds are hosting several events.

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Anniversary Lawn Party


Join us on our anniversary weekend and spend a few hours on the lawn of Wyoming's favorite historic house museum. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

WHO - Sponsored by the Trail End Guilds

WHAT - Activities for the whole family

Croquet & badminton

Board games on the porch

Potato sack races

Picnic on the lawn (BYOF or visit the Burger Wagon)

Live music from the 1910s through 1930s

Antique car rides

Free tours of the Kendrick Mansion

Drawing for the Beer Bear sculpture

Winner of the Short Notice Art Show announced

WHY - To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Kendrick Mansion

WHERE - Trail End State Historic Site, corner of Clarendon & Victoria

WHEN - Saturday, July 27, 2013, 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. (See schedule below)

HOW - Free of charge!


 9a to 9p

Free Admission to the Kendrick Mansion

Tour Wyoming’s premier historic house museum

9a to 8p

Short Notice Art Show

Vote for your favorite entry submitted by local artists (votes accepted until 7:30p); all paintings and photographs on display in the third floor ballroom; ballots available at the front desk or from third floor docent

10a to 2p

Antique Cars

Take a ride in a vintage (pre-1933) automobile ($2 per person donation; children must be accompanied by an adult); courtesy of the Model A & Pioneer Car Club of Johnson & Sheridan Counties

10a to 8p

Games for Young & Old

Checkers, Parcheesi, Jacks, Dominoes and more childhood favorites will be played on the porches; potato sack races and other active games will be held out on the northeast lawn

10a to 4p

Badminton & Croquet

Play in a tournament (11a and 2p) or challenge your friends; croquet will be set up on the east lawn, while the site's historic lawn tennis court will be the site of the badminton fields; tournament sign-ups 1/2-hour prior to start time

10a to 8p

Burger Wagon

Best burgers & fries in town, along with refreshingly cold soft drinks; open all day

3p to 9p






Live Music

The top hits from 1913 to 1933, live on the performance stage on the north grounds; posters around town show a 4p start, but we’ve added a bonus hour!

Cathy Storm with Jane Perkins, Steve Baskin & Friends

Alex Banks with Susan Kautz & Just Harmony

Barbara & Mo Campbell with Gary McKnight & Several Surprise Guests

Erickson’s All Stars: Christian Erickson, Max Marquis, Nick Johnson, Steve Baskin, Stacy Ramsey

 4p to 8p

Beer Garden

Relax in the shade with a brew or two; must be 21 years of age or older to enter; ID required; services provided by Star Liquor; cash only please



Beer Bear Raffle & Short Notice Art Show People’s Choice Award winners will be announced from the performance stage

Short Notice Art Show


Sketch of Trail End by Ken Harmon - 1997 (Private Collection)In celebration of the Kendrick Mansion's 100th Anniversary, several dozen artists have been invited to participate in the Trail End Guilds' special, one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime Short Notice Art Show. On display July 8 through September 2 in the Kendrick Mansion ballroom, the show will feature two-dimensional representations of the mansion, the grounds and the Carriage House.

Artists with work on display include Rod Adams, Ann Arndt, Sonja Caywood, Gene Davis, Danna Hildebrand, Paulette Kucera, Pat Trout and Dianne Wyatt. Pieces include graphite sketches, photographs, oil paintings and acrylic paintings. Most - but not all - of the works are for sale, with 25% of the proceeds going to benefit the Trail End Guilds.

During the month of July, all visitors to Trail End will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of art in the People's Choice Award competition. Artists are vying for a $125 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the Kendrick Mansion 100th Anniversary Lawn Party on Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.

The Short Notice Art Show will be a fun and exciting way to help the Kendrick Mansion celebrate 100 years of history.

Beer Bear Raffle




David Peterson & The Beer BearJust in time for its debut at the Speakeasy Party, local chainsaw artist (his card reads "Leftover Tree Artisan") David Peterson created a special, one-of-a-kind Beer Bear. This bear has any number of secrets - you'll have to check him out! He measures thirty inches tall and is carved from solid Wyoming pine.

The Beer Bear is on display at Trail End and will be available for viewing at the July Third Thursday in downtown Sheridan.

The Beer Bear is great for indoor or outdoor display, and is specially treated to survive our tough Wyoming weather - so he should do well at your house, no matter where you live!

Tickets available at the following:

Anniversary Lawn Party, July 27, Trail End Historic Site

Downtown Sheridan Third Thursday celebration in July

Trail End State Historic Site, from April 1st through July 27

Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, July 27, during the Kendrick Mansion Anniversary Lawn Party (need not be present to win).

Speakeasy Party

On March 23, 1933, the sale of beer became legal again after thirteen years of national prohibition. On March 23, 2013, you can celebrate the event all over again at the Kendrick Mansion's Speakeasy Fundraiser.

WHO - Sponsored by the Trail End Guilds

WHAT - All kinds of activities

Listen to live music by Micah Wyatt (Barefoot Band) and The Shoes

Have your picture taken in the Historic Turf Bar photo booth

Bid on items in the Silent Auction

Buy a 100th Anniversary souvenir beer glass and get a free brew

Win a door prize (awarded ever 13 minutes)

Grand Prize: 3-day, 2-night stay at Fox Run, located in Montana's Paradise Valley (Valued at nearly $800)

Sample the Black Tooth Brewery's latest brew: Little Goose Lager

Buy a ticket for the Beer Bear Raffle

WHY - To raise funds for this summer's 100th anniversary celebration

All proceeds go to benefit the Kendrick Mansion's Anniversary Lawn Party

WHERE - Sheridan's Black Tooth Brewing Company, corner of Broadway & Alger

WHEN - Saturday, March 23 (Doors open at 5 p.m.)

HOW - Admission $10 at the door

Age 21 and over; must produce ID

1920s & 1930s costumes encouraged but optional

1913-1933 cOSTUME ideas

If you're very creative, you'll be able to come up with an appropriate costume just by going through the clothes in your own closet - as long as you bypass the tee shirts, blue jeans, tennis shoes and ball caps! Here's a really excellent article, "Putting Together a 1920s Costume," that helps with how you can put things together. Check it out!

Men's Fashion

Men’s styles did not change much between 1913 and 1933, nor are they that different than today’s styles. Many of the “rules” stayed the same in these three decades:

Men almost always wore a hat outside. As shown at right, these hats could range from the formal to the casual. The derby (top left), the bowler (third from the top in center), the  Panama (fourth from top) and the golf cap (bottom center) were the most popular.

Even in the summer, proper dress consisted of a long sleeved dress shirt, vest, jacket, pants, dress shoes, dress socks, and either a bow tie or neck tie.

Men didn’t usually go out in public in just a dress shirt; it was more polite (especially around women) to wear either a vest or jacket, or both.

A quick outfit for our summer event would be dress pants, a long sleeved dress shirt, a vest, bowtie, dress shoes, dress socks, and a hat. For a more casual summer look, try a striped jacket with white pants and shirt, white shoes and a Panama hat.

Below are some of the differences between the decades, as well as types of hats worn.

1910s: Derby or Panama hats, slimmer dress pants.

1920s: Full dress pants, dress shirts (plain white or pale color), lace up shoes, single or double breasted jacket, and boater, panama and/or golf hats.

An overview of 1920s style - plus suggestions on how to achieve the proper look - can be seen at

Early 1930s: Dress pants with straight legs. Hats: derby, panama, boater, fedora or golf.

Women's Styles

Unlike men’s styles, women’s clothing is always changing drastically. In the 1910s (below left), the dresses were long and the waist lines were high; in the 1920s (below center), dresses were shorter and the waist lines lower; and by the 1930s (below right) hem lines dropped back down and waist lines started to rise again! One thing was always true though: a woman never went outside without a hat on, and they were often embellished with ribbon and flowers.   

1920s Dresses  1920s Dresses  1930s Dresses

Below are short descriptions of dresses throughout our three decades. You can also go to YouTube for tutorials on hair and makeup!

1910s: Overall hour glass figure. Long skirts to just above the ankle, belted jackets, button down long sleeved shirts with v-necks or sailor collars, belts or sashes at the natural waist, empire waist dresses, heeled shoes, hair pinned up higher on head.

1920s: Boyish figure. Dropped waist, hem below knee, seamed hose or tights, cloche hat, heeled shoes, bobbed hair or hair pinned up, sometimes finger waved. "Flapper style" dresses - short with fringe - were only worn in nightclubs and at wild parties at which no respectable Wyoming woman would have found herself! For an overview of 1920s women's styles, visit

Early 1930s: More feminine shape. Calf-length skirts and dresses, slightly dropped waist (but not as low as the 1920s) natural waist dresses with belts, hats with smaller brims, heeled shoes. Hair could be long or short, and finger waves were still popular.

Fashions for Children

Children’s styles did not change that much between 1913 and 1933.

1920s: Variations on the sailor suit were popular for little boys, as were overalls. Older boys and teenagers sported knickers, long-sleeved white shirts, bow ties and golf hats. Girls of all ages wore dresses with sailor collars, stockings and leather shoes.

1920s and 1930s: Little boys wore high-waisted shorts, and sailor-collared tops, while older boys stayed with the fashions of the decade before. Overalls were often worn by working class boys. Teenage girls wore white party dresses or - for a more casual look - skirts and blouses. 

Like their parents, boys and girls almost always wore hats outside (men and boys always took their hats off when indoors)