‘Not All Giants are Men’ exhibit coming to Trails Center

A mural in downtown Casper was done by artist Jesse Bell (Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A “Not All Giants are Men” exhibit coming to the National Historic Trails Center features “20th century women of remarkable courage and conviction.”

The temporary exhibit opens on Sunday, Sept. 1 and will be on display through Oct. 10.

“Remember the story of Jack and the beanstalk?” an exhibit announcement asks. “That tale has impressed countless children with the image of a frighteningly huge man, as did a much older story that featured another oversize man – the unforgettable account of David and Goliath.”

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The exhibit aims to take a look at impressive women important in United States history, celebrating such momentous events as the achievement of universal suffrage.

Photographs included in “Not All Giants are Men” are from the Library of Congress.

“’The lessons of the woman suffrage movement are greater than its positive results,’ said the exhibit’s curator, Trails Center Interpreter Reid Miller. ‘What was achieved is affirmation that our system of government is responsive to what is fundamentally right for all people, rather than just for one element of our diverse culture.’”

The longest-serving congressman in Wyoming’s history, Frank Mondell is mentioned in the release.

“‘Mondell is also featured as an outspoken advocate for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” it states. “’We would as soon think of surrendering our charter of statehood, gentlemen, as to deny the women of our Commonwealth the right to vote,’ said the congressman, at a formal hearing on the matter in 1913.”

The Trails Center will be open from 8 am-5pm Sunday, Sept. 1 for the opening.

It will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Regular hours are from 9 am-4:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Admission is free to the Trails Center which is located at 1501 North Poplar Street, next to the Casper Events Center.