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State Museum traveling exhibit "Empire: A Community of African Americans on the Wyoming Plains" on display in Gillette

Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Contact: Carlos Santos, 307-287-2677

The Wyoming State Museum traveling exhibit, “Empire: A Community of African Americans on the Wyoming Plains” is currently on display at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum through October 27.

The exhibit examines the history of African American ex-slave families who became homesteaders and farmers in Wyoming during the early 20th century. Starting in western Nebraska, they eventually founded the town of Empire, Wyoming.

The Wyoming State Museum makes traveling exhibits available to museums, libraries, schools and other cultural institutions throughout Wyoming. The exhibits consist of photographic panels and text, and allow local institutions to attract new visitors by highlighting various aspects of Wyoming history and culture.

For more information about the exhibit at the Rockpile Museum, please contact Museum Director Stephen P. Zacharias at 307-682-5723 ext. 7654 for more information.