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Women's Suffrage News Clipping, Illustration State Museum Object of the Month

Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017
Contact: Mariah Emmons

A clipping from the 1888 newspaper showing women of Wyoming voting at the polls in Cheyenne, and a stylized painting made by Zella Harrington in 1955 based off that illustration are featured in the Wyoming State Museum’s Object of the Month exhibit in December.

On December 10, 1869, Wyoming Territorial Governor John A. Campbell signed the bill known as women’s suffrage into law. This was the first legislation passed in U.S. history to insure women the right to vote in all state-wide elections, and the right to hold public office.

The new law predated the 19th Amendment by 51 years.

The Wyoming State Museum is located at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

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For more information, contact Mariah Emmons at (307)777-5415