335 W Alger St
Sheridan, WY 82801
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an educational program about women in the military during World War I on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle.
World War I was the first time women could enlist in the U.S. military in capacities other than nursing. The program will discuss the pioneering women who paved the way for women’s suffrage and the expansion of women’s roles outside the home. The program focuses on the Navy’s female yeomen, but will also highlight nurses on the front lines and other roles.
The presenter, Lynne Puckett, spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve and is currently the Networking Services Librarian at Billings Public Library, where she has worked for almost 20 years. The program is free and appropriate for all ages.
In conjunction with the program, the Inner Circle features an exhibit of photos and information about Sheridan County enlisted men, women who served as nurses and several sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom who was a soldier during the war. Display cases outside The Wyoming Room feature additional WWI photos and memorabilia.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.