2019 “YEAR OF WYOMING WOMEN”
Written by admin on January 11, 2019
Wyoming’s Office of Tourism is celebrating the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage this year, declaring 2019 the “Year of Wyoming Women.”
On Dec. 10, 1869, the Wyoming territory became the first in U.S. history to grant women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the ratification of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment.
Now, tourism office representatives are encouraging communities throughout the state to host their own events honoring important women in history. Claudia Wade with the Park County Travel Council points out that women played an important role in the development of the town of Cody.
Wade says that she feels the promotion may open the eyes of potential visitors to Wyoming this year.
The state’s Office of Tourism will mark the anniversary all year with various activities, events, retreats and historic destinations that commemorate Wyoming as a frontier for women.