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Wyoming State Museum traveling exhibits on display at Wyoming Territorial Prison

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Two Wyoming State Park traveling exhibits, “Empire” and “Howdy” will be on display at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie May 1 through October 1.

The exhibit chronicles the history of Wyoming Exodusters – African American settlers, who moved West in the decades following the Civil War.

Howdy consists of a series of period postcards depicting Wyoming scenes. The exhibit considers the postcard as a communication device and advertiser of Wyoming’s natural and cultural landscape. Color and black and white images illustrate how postcards have promoted Wyoming as a “vacation dreamland” and a “wonderland of the West.”

For more information, please contact Renee Slider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 307-745-6161 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie.

The Wyoming Territorial Prison is located at 975 Snowy Range Rd. in Laramie.

The Wyoming State Museum offers travelling exhibits for rent free of charge to museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. For rental or exhibit information please contact Carlos Santos, Curator of Exhibits, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..