Two exhibits opening this month celebrate women and Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. — Explore the story of Wyoming with an opening reception for two exhibits featuring women in leadership roles from 6–7 p.m. on Friday, January 31 at Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.

The exhibits, “Mountains to Manuscripts: Women’s Writing in Wyoming 1900-1950” and “Wyoming Women” will be on display through April 4 and capture the essence of Wyoming through women’s words and images.

“Mountains to Manuscripts” curator Christy Smirl and artist Katy Ann Fox will both be on hand on Friday to answer questions and talk about this original exhibit featuring notable women writers from early 20th century Wyoming. The women’s lives are illustrated through books, text, photographs, objects, and oil paintings by Fox. To learn more, click here.

“Wyoming Women” is a complementary exhibit from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center with 30 framed, historical photos of Wyoming women in leadership roles in the outdoors and their communities. The women were caught on camera pursuing activities ranging from horseback riding and gardening to participating in civic duties and academic studies.

Local musicians Sally McCullough and Jenny Landgraf will perform a mix of original and traditional American folk songs. Small bites and drinks will be offered. The event is free and takes place at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum at 225 N. Cache Street.

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