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