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Office of Engagement and Outreach

Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5202


UW Wyoming Women's Suffrage Celebration

Fall Events 

Accepting entries 9/3/2019 - 10/6/2019
Limerick Contest
Help celebrate one hundred and fifty years of women’s suffrage in Wyoming—by writing a limerick! Winning limericks will be announced Monday, November 4, 2019. Winning limericks and selected runners-up will be shared on Wyoming Public Radio. More information and entry form can be found on UW History Department webpage- No longer accepting entries.   

10/10/2019 7:30 pm 
Symphony Orchestra
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
The UW Symphony will dedicate its season-opening performance to the Wyoming Women's Suffrage Celebration with Gwyneth Walker’s overture, Open the Door. Composed for The Women's Philharmonic in 1990 the title refers to “opening the door” to women composers in the male-dominated world of classical composing. Contact  Dr. Michael Griffith for more information.

UW Homecoming 
Laramie WY
The theme, “Breaking Through” is symbolic and conveys the connection of our history to the future in breaking through barriers and creating new frontiers that will be impactful for Wyoming and beyond. For a list of activities go to UW Homecoming 2019 .  

10/15/2019-7:00 pm
Presentation-The Road to the 1869 Suffrage Act
Alice Hardie Stevens Center at the Laramie Plains Museum, 6th and University.
Tom Rea will give a presentation on events leading up to the Suffrage Act. His acclaimed web article "Right Choice, Wrong Reasons: Wyoming Women Win the Right to Vote" Social Hour begins at 6:30 and presentation at 7:00 p.m.  Contact the Albany County Historical Society for more information.

11/7/2019 4:30-7:30 pm
Opening Lecture and Reception

UW Art Museum
Please join us for the opening lecture and reception of the  "Women's Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains: a symposium at the University of Wyoming. 4:30-6 PM: Guest lecture by Dr. Virginia Scharff, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico 6-7:30 PM: Reception and opportunity to view the Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery exhibition featuring work related to women’s suffrage, gender, and activism. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum located in the Centennial Complex; 2111 Willett Dr.; Laramie, WY 82070 Contact  Dr. Renee Laegreid for more information.

11/8/2019 8:00 am-5:00 pm
AHC Stockgrower's Room
"Women's Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains: a symposium. Open to the public. Contact  Dr. Renee Laegreid for more information.

11/8/2019 6:00 pm
Science Cafe
Sublette County Library, Pinedale WY
UW faculty will present at a Science Cafe celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming Women's Suffrage in partnership with Sublette County BOCES. Refreshments provided by BOCES. Visit  Sublette BOCES for more information.

11/8/2019 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Gateway Center-Grand Ballroom
Susan Stamberg will be the Keynote Speaker for  "Women's Suffrage on the Northern Great Plains: a symposium.  Contact  Dr. Renee Laegreid for more information.

Wyoming Public Media
Day of Dedication in honor of Wyoming's Suffrage Celebration.

Musical Performance
Cheyenne Capitol
UW ensemble Bel Canto Women's Chorus performing a composition by Dr. Anne Guzzo. Contact  Dr. Holly Dalrymple  for more information.

Fall Semester Course Offerings and Ongoing programming

Women's Suffrage Walk-Around Display and "I Voted" Buttons
George Hopper Law Library
The display focuses on the women's suffrage movement in the U.S. and will include content specific to Wyoming women and select minorities. Louisa Swain "I Voted" buttons will be available while supplies last. View a list of available displays. 

Course: Feminist Theories
Dr. Catherine Connolly will include a two-week unit on Women's Suffrage in the Feminist Theories course, WMST 4700, using AHC materials. Contact  Dr. Catherine Connolly for more information.

Course: Women's Suffrage
Dr. Colleen Denney will teach a course on suffrage, activism and visual culture, "Women's Suffrage," WMST 4500 (cross-listed with ART 3002) This course will be taught in conjunction with the November conference on Women's Suffrage in the West organized by Dr. Renee Laegreid. The course is focused on monuments and murals dedicated to women's rights and history in Laramie/UW Campus. Contact  Dr. Colleen Denney for more information.  

American Heritage Center Website
Guides to archival materials on women and women's suffrage at the American Heritage Center can be found at this website- Collections about Women . Contact  Claudia Thompson for more information. 

Wyoming Public Media
Wyoming Public Media webpage dedicated to stories related to the Wyoming’s Suffrage history View webpage at Celebrating Wyoming Suffrage And Beyond.

Coe Library Exhibit
“Women Leading the Way: Suffrage From Wyoming to the World” at William Robertson Coe Library, Level 3 Exhibit Cases. Contact  Tamsen Hert for more information.

Fall and Spring semesters-Fridays at 12:00 pm
School of Energy Resources Distinguished Speaker Series
Encana Auditorium-Energy Innovation Center
The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources will host multiple prominent women in STEM during its fall and spring Distinguished Speaker Series. See  SER Events for more information.

Spring Events

3/27/2020  TBD
Her Flag - Live Performance of Sewing Wyoming's Stripe into Her Flag
The Wyoming event in a nation-wide project called Her Flag - a flag recognizing the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment. In each state, a woman has created a stripe that Marilyn Artus will stitch together in a public location in their capital city. The people of each state are invited to celebrate this anniversary with us.  See   Her Flag Road Trip 12   for more information.

Philosophy and Religious Studies, American Heritage Center
Course: Radical spirits: Religion and Women's Rights in America

Course on religion and women's rights in the United States that includes student research as well as a conference on women's suffrage in Wyoming and Rocky Mountain region at end of spring semester. This class and conference will reprise events held in Spring 2019.

Book Promotion
Dr. Ellen Dubois will visit campus for discussion and promotion of her new book, Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote. Contact   Dr. Catherine Connolly for more information.
Saturday University will highlight women’s suffrage and women’s leadership in upcoming SatU programming.  Contact the Office of Engagement and Outreach for more information.

Suffrage Road Show
The Office of Engagement and Outreach is sponsoring Suffrage Road Show programming with Wyoming’s seven community colleges and K-12 schools. Contact the Office of Engagement and Outreach for more information.
Online presentations
WPM and the UW American Heritage Center will produce 10 one-minute modules telling the story of Suffrage in Wyoming.  These will be archived online at and on the AHC site . Topics and information will be drawn from the AHC archives and will be part of the Archives on the Air program.  
Radio Programming
Wyoming Public Media will produce one Open Spaces feature to coincide with other suffrage activities, or underscore an important date in the movement’s history.
Lecture Series
UW Campus and Statewide
“Wyoming Women: 150 Years of Suffrage and Women in Leadership.” This lecture series will highlight past and present women leaders in politics, education, business, and service organizations. Presented by School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies, OEO, and campus partners. Contact the Office of Engagement and Outreach for more information. 

Contact Us

Office of Engagement and Outreach

Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5202


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