Event Details

  • November 8, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Before being deployed to France, Edward Marsh Turner, M.D. Major ensured that every person in the Wyoming National Guard Medical Corps was issued the first Wyoming flags printed in the state, hand-held on papery silk, a small piece of home to carry into the horrors of war. The pocket-sized Wyoming flag carried into World War One featured the original design as passed by the 1917 Wyoming State Legislature and envisioned by designer Verna Keays Keyes with the bison facing out away from the staff to symbolize freedom. Yet in 1919 with a stirring speech on behalf of the soldiers returning home from war, Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard presented the new Wyoming Governor with a flag featuring a bison hitched, its nose in the wind. Discover the origins of Wyoming’s flag as it weaves through suffragette politics and war, along with the ambitions and dreams of two incredible Wyoming women, Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard and Verna Keays Keyes. Grapple with questions of legacy, symbolism, and citizenship with Historian Kylie Louise McCormick on Friday, November 8th at 2 p.m. at the Hulett Branch and 7 pm at the Sundance Branch for the Crook County Library.

Event presented by:

  • Kylie Louise McCormick
  • (307) 258-9634
  • klmccormick1@gmail.com