In celebration of Black History Month, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center has announced that a temporary exhibit will be on display during month of February. The exhibit highlights the stories of African Americans that sought new opportunities by settling in what is now Wyoming.
Throughout history, the desire to excaper prejudice and mistreatment has led people to relocate in search of a better life. African Americans often joined in the westward movement across the United States for this reason. From mountain men to teachers to businesspeople, Wyoming's history has been enriched by many black Americans. "Images of Black Wyoming" is made available through the auspices of the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February. The trails center is open from 9am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is available for viewing during business hours.
For more information, please contact Shawn Wade at 307 261-7780