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 June 1, 1999

WOW creates virtual’ museum on Internet

BOULDER — The Women of the West Museum (WOW) has established a “Virtual Museum” on the World Wide Web www.wowmuseum.org.

The museum, still in the planning stages, hopes to “discover and explore the continuing role of women in the development of the American West,” according to museum President Marsha Semmel.

The “virtual museum” includes a “Gallery” section, which contains an exhibit entitled “There Are No Renters Here: Women’s Lives on the Sod House Frontier,” a retrospective of 19th century women and families who settled the Great Plains and build sod homes.

The exhibit explores the story of Mattie Oblinger, a 29-year-old women who moved to Nebraska with her children in 1873 and lived in a house made of earthen bricks cut from prairie grassland.

The site also includes an educational resource center, which contains readings lists for children and adults and lesson plans aimed at facilitating the use of the museum’s exhibits and additional resources in the classroom.

— Jose Marichal

BOULDER — The Women of the West Museum (WOW) has established a “Virtual Museum” on the World Wide Web www.wowmuseum.org.

The museum, still in the planning stages, hopes to “discover and explore the continuing role of women in the development of the American West,” according to museum President Marsha Semmel.

The “virtual museum” includes a “Gallery” section, which contains an exhibit entitled “There Are No Renters Here: Women’s Lives on the Sod House Frontier,” a retrospective of 19th century women and families who settled the Great Plains and build…

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