Throughout Wyoming’s history, its women have been brave, strong, and impactful. The mission of Women in Wyoming is to tell the inspiring stories of contemporary Wyoming women through art and media, celebrating their achievements, power, and learned wisdom.
“Lindsay’s honest and striking portraits show women shaping our state through exuberance, persistence, intelligence, grit and grace,” says Rebecca West, Curator of Plains Indian Culture and the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and Co-curator, Women in Wyoming.
THE YEAR OF WYOMING WOMEN
In 1869, Wyoming became the first known territory in the free world to recognize women’s right to vote and hold office. The state of Wyoming has declared 2019 "The Year of Wyoming Women" to celebrate this historic anniversary.
History of Pioneering Firsts
In the years that followed, Wyoming also gave the country its first female jurors, bailiff, justice of the peace and governor.
My goal is to urge today and tomorrow's trailblazing, ambitious, community-minded women and girls to step forward and fulfill their highest ambitions in life.
Seeing Is Believing
Women in Wyoming is important now and in the future because it gives women strong examples to look up to and shows the many pathways to success in the rural West today.
Women in Wyoming is proud to be a significant contributor to the 150th anniversary celebration. This project is also important because in a state as rural as Wyoming, we’re often isolated. Women in Wyoming is important now and in the future because it gives women strong examples to look up to and show the many pathways to success in the rural West today.