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(Sweetwater County, Wyo. - August 15, 2020)
The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River is celebrating the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage with two special traveling exhibits.
“Votes for Women - A Portrait of Persistence,” is the creation of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. It is the story of the long struggle that led to ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, which guaranteed women the right to vote nationwide. Also featured will be the "19th Amendment" traveling exhibit produced by the National Archives.
While the 19th Amendment guaranteed women's suffrage nationally, Wyoming was the first American territory or state to grant women voting rights a half-century earlier, in 1869.
The exhibits will be available for public viewing beginning Tuesday, August 18.
In May, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum announced a special competition: the children of the county were invited to participate in a Name the Museum Beaver Contest.
The winning entry was “Chewie,” submitted by three Green River siblings: Kaida Radtke, 9, Sylvie Radtke, 7, and their three-year-old brother Corbin. They were awarded a very special 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of downtown Green River, created by folk artist Eric Dowdle.
Paiglee Hess, 5, also of Green River, was named contest runner-up for her entry, “Cloudy.” Paiglee took home a prize of her own: a package of tree bark pencils.
The Museum has now re-opened to the public. Museum staff recently reorganized the gallery - including Chewie’s display platform - to open up space and create a new one-way tour route marked by arrows on the gallery floor.
The Museum is located at 3 E. Flaming Gorge way in Green River. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00 PM, and closed on Sundays and national holidays. Admission is free.