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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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 Visitors will be able to learn the inequality and unfairness of this outdated societal assumption through artifacts and images.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, Washington, DC

 
 
 
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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
Washington, D.C.

 
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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

 
 
 
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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 September 2020

Location: Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

 

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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

 

Suffrage Exhibits

 

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

Location: Brandywine River Museum of Art

1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

 
 
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The Yellow Brick Road to Women’s Suffrage

This exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which secured women the right to vote. For more information, call 405-282-1889.

Museum open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library

406 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044

 
 
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Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today

Organized in conjunction with the statewide Women’s Suffrage Centennial, this exhibition features artifacts from the The Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s vast collections and new acquisitions made through a major collecting initiative. The exhibit celebrates a century of women’s social and political activism in the Commonwealth, highlighting the efforts and impact of a selection of female change-makers who brought about positive change in their communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

Exhibit Information: March 7, 2020 – September 27, 2020

Exhibit open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220

 
 

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

Location: The Lockwood-Mathew Mansion Museum

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

To purchase tickets: https://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com/programs/

 
 

SISTER SUFFRAGISTS

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

Location: Bullock Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

 
 
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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.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Maine State Museum

230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330

 
 
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We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

In 1920, Virginia’s General Assembly refused to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution to grant women the right to vote. The suffragists lost. Or did they? We Demand: Woman Suffrage in Virginia reveals for the first time how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have almost all been forgotten. They marched in parades, rallied at the state capitol, spoke to crowds on street corners, staffed booths at state and county fairs, lobbied legislators and congressmen, picketed the White House, and even went to jail. At the centenary of woman suffrage, these remarkable women are at last recognized for their important achievements and contributions. The exhibit will run January 13–December 5, 2020.

Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9–5

Location: Library of Virginia Lobby & Exhibition Gallery

800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

 
 
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Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in Western New York

The Buffalo History Museum’s exhibit, “Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in Western New York,” explores suffrage prior to 1885, the progression of the movement, World War I and its effects on suffrage, and “The Buffalo Six” – the Western New York women who were imprisoned for picketing the White House.

Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10–5

Location: The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216

 
 

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

Location: Virginia Museum of History & Culture

428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220

 

Traveling Exhibits

 
 
 

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

 
 
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Replica Justice Bell

The replica Justice Bell will visit schools in 2020 as part of the Justice Project Education Initiative and will also accompany film screenings for "Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women's Fight for the Vote."

If you are interested in the replica Justice Bell traveling to your city, please Contact here.

 
 
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League of Women Voters of Kansas Centennial Exhibit

The Kansas Centennial Exhibit will be showing at the Kansas Historical Society Museum Dec. 22, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2020; at the Kansas Statehouse Jan. 13 to Jan. 17; and at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Jan. 17-Jan. 22. The exhibit is traveling the state as a part of the Kansas League of Women Voters celebration of the 19th Amendment. Find more locations and events below:

 
 

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.

 

Online Exhibits

 
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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/

 
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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/

 
 
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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.

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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.

 

Upcoming Exhibits

 

An Unfinished Revolution: 

The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial


Exhibit running February 5 through September 6, 2020.

Location: Bush-Holley House Library and Archive

47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807

 
 
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IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN

COMING SPRING 2020: In Celebration of Women juried art exhibit (of 30 female artists)

Two Locations:

Herberger Theater Gallery 222 E. Monore St Phoenix, AZ

Opening reception is on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:30 - 8pm

The exhibit will run through April 26, 2020.

AZ State Capitol Museum 1700 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ

Opening reception is on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

The exhibit will run through Sept 30, 2020.

 
 

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 info@2020centennial.org