Uncategorized | February 1, 2011
In celebration of Black History Month, the Wyoming State Museum is featuring “African American Life in Wyoming,” a traveling exhibit on display through March 31.
Produced by the State Museum and State Archives, this photographic exhibit explores the daily life and many contributions of African Americans in Wyoming.
African Americans have long been a part of Wyoming’s history. The vast wilderness and natural resources of the frontier initially attracted mountain men, adventurers, and fur traders like James Beckwourth and Edward Rose.
Following the Civil War, blacks migrated west in search of better economic, social and political opportunities. Once here, they organized social organizations and cultural activities. They became homesteaders, cowboys, soldiers, businessmen, miners and politicians.
This photographic exhibit explores the daily life and many contributions of African Americans in Wyoming.
To inquire about this and other traveling exhibits available to museums, libraries, schools and other cultural institutions throughout Wyoming, please contact the Wyoming State Museum at 777-7022.