From I-80 westbound, take Exit 316, “Grand Ave /
US-30 / I-80 Business.”
Go 0.5 miles.
Merge onto E Grand Ave / US-30 and continue 3.1 miles.
Turn Right (N) at S 13th Street; go approximately 100
Quealy Plaza is in front of the Arts and Sciences
building, to the left.
A decade after the horrific hate crime that took the life
of Matthew Shepard, the University of Wyoming, where he
was a student, dedicated a sidewalk bench in his honor.
It bears a small plaque which all but ignores the person
that he was and the reason that he died.
DECEMBER 1, 1976 - OCTOBER 12, 1998
BELOVED SON, BROTHER, AND FRIEND
HE CONTINUES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
PEACE BE WITH HIM AND ALL WHO SIT HERE
One blogger wrote,
“We’ve got an awful lot of park benches . . .
but could use more good people with tolerant hearts to
sit in them.”
Matthew Shepard Murder Site
“We put a stone up.”