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Posted on: July 30, 2019

"In Pursuit of Equality" from the American Heritage Center

Nellie Tayloe Ross

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming is hosting In Pursuit of Equality, a traveling exhibit from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. 

By the turn of the century Wyoming was recognized as the Equality State due in large part to its several important historical firsts where women’s rights were concerned. In Pursuit of Equality is an exhibit that tells the story of three women who through their actions as elected office holders, challenged and changed the conventional understanding of equality in Wyoming during the 20th century: Nellie Tayloe Ross, Thyra Thomson, and Elizabeth Byrd. The true meaning of equality is still being explored and debated in Wyoming, 150 years after it became the first state to grant full women’s suffrage.  This exhibit will be in Gillette until September 14th.

Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit by joining Museum Director Robert Henning at his monthly “Coffee with the Museum Director” open house on Friday, August 2nd from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

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