SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press has announced a free celebration of the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming at The Brinton Museum on Dec. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The evening will center around the northern Wyoming premiere of “State of Equality,” a WyomingPBS documentary that explores how the territory passed the first law in United States history recognizing women’s right to vote and hold office on Dec. 10, 1869.

“Colorful frontier characters, a volatile mix of motives, and the caprice of history drive this story of a neglected chapter in America’s past,” promises WyomingPBS. The documentary will be simulcast with the public screening in Cheyenne, the location of the historic suffrage law.

Following the screening, a panel of Wyoming experts will discuss the past, present and future of women in the state.

Guests of honor will include several of the features in The Press’ “Year of Wyoming Women,” which profiled inspiring women from across the state, and the writer behind the series, Carrie Haderlie.

Complimentary hors d’ouevres will be offered alongside a cash bar throughout the evening.

This event is free and open to all, courtesy of Jacomien Mars. Seating will be limited, however. Complimentary tickets will be released on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m., so mark your calendar!

 

Editor’s note: In less than 12 hours, we sold out of tickets for our women’s suffrage celebration. To be placed on the waiting list, please email headlines@thesheridanpress.com. Thank you for your interest!