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Library to host "The Tea Party Controversy"


March 9, 2023

Crook County Library will host the program “The Tea Party Controversy: Investigating the Origins of Wyoming Woman Suffrage” by Kylie McCormick on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room in Sundance. The program is free and open to the public.

The origins of woman suffrage in Wyoming has long been shrouded in debate: should Esther Hobart Morris be given the name “mother of woman suffrage” or is she someone who has received “more credit than she deserves”? Diving into the details of the tea party controversy, this presentation offers a new perspective on the early suffrage activism of Esther Hobart Morris and the historians who debate her.

Kylie Louise McCormick is a historian based out of Casper, Wyoming. Born and raised in Casper, Kylie returned home after studying in Roanoke, Virginia; Berlin, Germany; London, England; and Lincoln, Nebraska.

She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, Summa Cum Laude from Hollins University and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Upon returning home to Wyoming, Kylie has since dedicated herself to education and Wyoming history. She is a recipient of the 2021 Homsher Research Grant from the Wyoming State Historical Society for her work on Wyoming women’s suffrage.

For more information please call Bonnie Stahla at 283-1008 or email [email protected]


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