PORTRAIT MONUMENT TO LUCRETIA MOTT, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY
This group portrait monument to the pioneers of the woman suffrage movement, which won women the right to vote in 1920, was sculpted from an 8-ton block of marble in Carrara, Italy. The monument features portrait busts of three movement leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Location: Capitol Building
First Street NE, Washington, DC 20515
VOTES FOR WOMEn: A PORTRAIT OF PERSISTENCE
The National Portrait Gallery honors the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with this highly anticipated exhibit. You’ll learn about the radical women that fought slavery, the women activists of the late 1800s, the “New Woman” of the 20th century and the relentless suffragists of the 1910s through a series of portraits, cultural artifacts and biographies. The exhibit will also examine the struggles that minority women still face today, 100 years after the 19th Amendment passed. Find even more ways to celebrate the achievements of women in DC.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; exhibit running daily until January 5, 2020
Location: National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001
ALL WORK AND NO PAY: A HISTORY OF WOMEN’S INVISIBLE LABOR
This exhibit at the National Museum of American History will highlight women’s work in the home and the corresponding issue of unwaged labor. “Costumes” for domestic work ranging from colonial times to the 1990s will show how women are expected to manage the housework regardless of class, race, culture or community. Visitors will be able to learn the inequality and unfairness of this outdated societal assumption through artifacts and images.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; exhibit running daily until February 2020
Location: National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
What happens when a people decide to govern themselves? America’s national treasures come to life in this compelling exhibition that examines the bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith explores the history of citizen participation, debate, and compromise from the nation’s formation to today. Through objects such as Thomas Jefferson’s portable desk, used to draft the Declaration of Independence; the inkstand Lincoln used to draft the Emancipation Proclamation; and the table on which Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, the exhibition focuses on the changing political ideals and principles of the nation, citizenship in a pluralistic society, and political participation and engagement.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; daily
Location: National Museum of American History
Constitution Avenue, NW Between 12th and 14th Streets
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit
The National Archives invites you to browse the wealth of records and information documenting the women's rights movement in the US, including photographs, documents, audiovisual recordings, educational resources, exhibits, articles, blog posts, lectures and events.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; exhibit running daily until Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: National Archives Museum
701 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20408
Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
The exhibition draws from the Library’s extensive collections of personal papers and organizational records of such figures as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, the National Woman’s Party, the National American Woman Suffrage Association and others. Documents, images, video and audio recordings will trace the movement leading to the women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, the contributions of suffragists who worked to persuade women that they deserved the same rights as men, the divergent political strategies and internal divisions they overcame, the push for a federal women’s suffrage amendment and the legacy of this movement.
“Shall Not Be Denied” is part of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, marking major milestones in 2019 and 2020. The exhibition will open on the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Senate’s passage of the suffrage amendment that would become the 19th amendment to the Constitution once ratification by the states was certified on Aug. 26, 1920.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Saturday until sept 2020
Location: Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540
Other DC Exhibits
ORDINARY EQUALITY: DAR MEMBERS AND THE ROAD TO WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, 1890-1920
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum & Archives invites you to observe how members of the organization took advantage of increased opportunities for women to participate in social reform activities, in turn helping to make the dream of women’s voting rights a reality. Inside, you will find biographies, correspondence and photographs from the DAR archives that highlight the tremendous accomplishments of more than 40 women.
Hours:8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; exhibit running daily until January 27, 2021
Location: DAR Museum & Archives
1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
VOTES FOR WOMEN: A VISUAL HISTORY
Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies, and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies, and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes, and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle to win the vote.
The exhibition will present a more inclusive historical narrative, recognizing the efforts of women of color and their community networks, which have long been ignored. The visual lessons of the suffrage movement provided a model for later activism, including the civil rights and social justice movements up to the present day, making this not just a centennial celebration, but a window into contemporary visual discourse.
Exhibition Information: February 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020
Museum: Brandywine River Museum of Art
From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers
The exhibition, From Corsets to Suffrage will show local, regional, and national efforts featuring rare images, objects, memorabilia, and period costumes that will illustrate the activities and contributions of women and men across the state and the country. This exploration will also highlight women of national renown, who are part of the Mansion’s history, such as author and Titanic survivor Helen Churchill Candee, an active participant in the Washington D.C. suffrage parade, and Elsie Hill, who aided Alice Paul’s National Woman’s Party and locally, the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association on its 1912 multi-week trolley tour, carrying pennants and banners proclaiming, “Votes for Women.” Also highlighted are Norwalk advocate Alyse Gregory, who managed the 1913 Connecticut tour of the British play “How the Vote Was Won,” and the eldest daughters of U.S. Congressman Ebenezer Hill, Clara and Helena; the latter was arrested four times for picketing the White House, once for carrying the banner, “Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed,” to name a few.
Exhibition running: May 16 - November 3
Museum: The Lockwood-Mathew Mansion Museum
To purchase tickets: https://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com/programs/
Sister Suffragists is a celebration of the movement that brought suffrage to the women of Texas and the nation.
Inside the Exhibition:
Suffrage documents including scrapbooks, speeches, letters, posters, pamphlets, and cartoons interpret the suffrage movements of the 1890s and early 1900s, the passage of the amendment, and the first elections in which women were able to vote.
A selection of textiles showing how women’s fashions adapted to reflect the changing roles of women in American society.
Voting rights were just the first step in a longer campaign for equal rights. Quiz yourself to see when the vote was extended to women in different groups and when basic rights like opening a credit card were granted to American women.
Exhibit Running: 06/15/2019 - 08/31/2020
Bullock Museum Admission
Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote
The museum’s newest exhibition, Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote welcomes visitors with historical photographs, stories about people, and artifacts that all explore the wide-ranging efforts by many women (and some men) to gain the voting rights finally guaranteed in 1920 by the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The exhibition also looks at women’s lives generally from 1820 through 1920, as well as at voting issues that continue to be a vibrant part of public debate today.
Exhibit runs through January 25, 2020.
Maine State Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Let Women Vote: Virginia and Women’s Suffrage
Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers an exhibit on Virginia and Women’s Suffrage from 1876 to 1924 which includes, Women in the Progressive Era, A Fierce Sisterhood: Virginia’s Suffragist Leaders and Virginians Opposed to suffrage.
Museum Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10–5
A WOMAN SPEAKING TO WOMEN: THE POLITICAL ART OF NINA ALLENDER
The National Woman’s Party presents Nina Allender’s political cartoons. Allender use art and humor to illustrate the fight for woman’s suffrage. The exhibit is currently showing at The Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University through Aug. 31st.
To visit the exhibit: https://chass.usu.edu/news/general-news/allender-exhibit
Votes for Women: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
November 5, 2018, marks 100 years of the women’s right to vote in Oklahoma. Oklahoma became the twenty-first state to grant suffrage to women by a vote of 106,909 to 81,481. This exhibit explores a history of women since 1890 who were among the first in Oklahoma Territory to lobby for the right to vote. It started with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union who wanted a voice in school elections. The grassroots efforts grew in 1895 when Laura A. Gregg, a National American Woman Suffrage Association leader, came to Oklahoma to push for a universal right to vote.
Women of Oklahoma
This is the first traveling exhibit in a series to highlight women who made history in Oklahoma and across the nation. Presenting more than twenty Oklahoma women who were successful in business, politics, activism, education, and other areas, visitors will gain a new perspective on how women from Oklahoma have contributed to history. Some of these women include Hannah Atkins, Clara Luper, Elizabeth Maria Tallchief, and Edith Kinney Gaylord, to name a few.
Crusade for the Vote
National Women's History Museum created an online exhibit that provides a history of the suffrage movement, educational resources, and primary sources in addition to an interactive timeline.
To visit the online exhibit http://www.crusadeforthevote.org/
Extraordinary Ordinary Women of Montana State
Montana States provides profiles of 125 women leaders, problem solvers and innovators from today and throughout MSU’s history.
To visit the online exhibit: http://www.montana.edu/president/universitywomen/extraordinary/
Leading the Way: Montana Woman Suffrage and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship
The exhibit uses historic photographs, archival documents, and other rare materials to highlight Montana women’s role in fulfilling the promise of democracy in the United States. Developed by an ad hoc group of Missoula community members and University of Montana faculty, staff, and students, this traveling exhibit will be available for display in Montana libraries, museums, historical societies, and community centers throughout 2014.
Woman Suffrage Centennial Web Exhibit
This online exhibits highlights the suffrage movement in Oregon by providing a historical background. This exhibit also shows memorabilia and documents related to the woman suffrage movement in Oregon.
Shall Not Be Denied:
Women Fight For the Vote
In addition to its exhibit in the Thomas Jefferson Building, Shall Not Be Denied also offers an online exhibit.
Suffragist of the Month
The Commonwealth Museum is pleased to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts to commemorate events leading to the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920 — guaranteeing the right of women to vote. A “Suffragist of the Month” is being featured in a lobby display and here on the website.
An Unfinished Revolution:
The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial
Exhibit running February 5 through September 6, 2020 at Bush-Holley House Library and Archive
19th Amendment exhibit at the National Constitution Center
COMING SUMMER 2020: In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the National Constitution Center will open a new exhibit on the development of the women’s rights movement and the ratification of a voting rights amendment in 1920.
Submit your museum’s suffrage exhibit or inclusion on the WVCI Website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org