2019 is the Year of Wyoming Women
December 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the Equality State, and we hope you will join us in celebrating the sesquicentennial of the landmark territorial legislative decision. In 1869, Wyoming passed the first law in United States history granting women the right to vote and the right to hold public office, a historic milestone that came more than 50 years before the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution.
The State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Office of Tourism will mark the anniversary with activities, events, retreats and must-visit historic destinations that commemorate the spirit of Wyoming as the first frontier for women. Throughout the year, Sheridan Travel & Tourism will pay tribute to the icons, outlaws, storytellers and mavericks who make Sheridan their home. Each month we will feature an artist, innovator, pioneer or personality with ties to Sheridan and roots in Wyoming. Our program includes a video series, essays, podcasts, stories and more. Join us in celebrating all the Women of Sheridan, Wyo., this year, every year, and every day.
You can explore the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s Year of Wyoming Women series by visiting travelwyoming.com. And follow along as Jackson artist Lindsay Linton Buk’s groundbreaking Women in Wyoming (womeninwyoming.com) series examines the pioneers of the modern west.