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This new mural, marking the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage, was dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in downtown Cheyenne. Thursday’s ceremony also included the rededication of the Daughters of the American Revolution plaque on Carey Avenue to commemorate where the resolution allowing women the right to vote was passed. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Though the celebration of the 150th anniversary of suffrage in Wyoming has been going on all year, the party truly kicks off Dec. 10.

That date marks when the Territory of Wyoming officially gave women the right to vote in 1869.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle has published a special section included in today’s paper that focuses on the inequalities and challenges still facing women in Wyoming.

Many local groups are also holding events in the coming months to celebrate Wyoming’s unique place in suffrage history, including the following:

  • Nov. 15: Science Cafe: Celebrating Wyoming Women in Science, 6 p.m., Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale.
  • Dec. 9: Women’s Suffrage Traveling Exhibit and Reception, 6-8 p.m., Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave.
  • Dec. 10: Wyoming Women’s March, 8 a.m. The march will begin at West 17th Street and Carey Avenue and will end at the Wyoming State Capitol. The march will be followed by special announcements from Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon.
  • Dec. 10: Official Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day Ceremony, 9-10 a.m., Wyoming State Capitol, 200 W. 24th St.
  • Dec. 10: Tour Wyoming State Capitol and the historic Territorial House Chamber, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wyoming State Capitol, 200 W. 24th St. Tours will include the unveiling of the Territorial House Chamber, where women’s suffrage was enshrined in the state’s constitution in 1889, making Wyoming the first state to do so.
  • Dec. 10: Wyoming PBS premiere of the documentary “The State of Equality: Wyoming Women’s Suffrage,” 7-8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St.
  • Until Dec. 14: The Lander Art Center Women’s Suffrage Show, 224 Main St., Lander.
  • March 27, 2020: Live performance of Sewing Wyoming’s Stripe into Her Flag, time TBD, Cheyenne.
  • Until Aug. 2, 2020: Women in Wyoming multimedia art exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody.

Tom Coulter is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. He can be reached at tcoulter@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3124. Follow him on Twitter at @tomcoulter_.

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