December 10, 2019, marked the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming, and 2020 will bring the centennial of the women’s vote nationwide. The Friends of the Worland Library recently celebrated with a luncheon event in honor of the 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in our Nation.
The guest speaker was Christy Cormier Vickers, an English/social studies teacher at Worland High School. “She gave an excellent presentation and all of us learned more about this event in history!” said Vicki Overcast, of the Friends group.
Vickie said the event drew 45 attendees and raised more than $1,000 to support the library’s summer reading program, Read Across America Day, movie/soup events at the library, the yearly gingerbread contest prizes, and more. Community members donated silent auction items and door prizes to make the event a success.
The Governor’s Council for the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration wants to encourage organizations and communities to participate in statewide celebrations through September 6, 2020.
Are there upcoming events in your library or community? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-3642. She’ll help you share your event on Wyoming Tourism’s calendar and within the Wyoming Library Community as well as answer any questions you may have about how to get involved.