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.
Three years in the making, Project Director Lindsay Linton Buk has captured the stories of Wyoming women through medium format film photography and audio interviews, creating a powerful collective of contemporary female role models -- from artists to politicians, ranchers, authors, business-women and community stewards.
By illuminating the power of women through art and media, Women in Wyoming is dedicated to pioneering a platform to promote the integrity, diversity and profound legacy of Wyoming women and girls.
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.
The goal of Women in Wyoming 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 relevant 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 shows the many pathways to success in the rural West today.
Women in Wyoming Exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
WW X BBCW
The multimedia Women in Wyoming exhibit will make its worldwide debut at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) in Cody, Wyoming October 25, 2019 to August 2, 2020.
The exhibit will feature large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape and interactive storytelling components. The BBCW is consists of five museums and is the only Smithsonian accredited museum in Wyoming.