The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.
The League of Women Voters Minnesota has created a traveling exhibit to recognize the organization’s mission and history over the past century. After its debut at LWVMN’s Convention in April 2019, this exhibit of 12 pop-up panels will go on display in libraries, historical societies, and other public venues. The exhibit will be at the 1877 Peterson Station Museum for two weeks beginning June 10, including during Gammel Dag Fest on June 22.
Exhibit visitors will discover that: “Growing from the deep roots of the suffrage movement in the 19th century, Minnesota’s non-partisan League of Women Voters uses a statewide network of local chapters to encourage informed and active participation in government, register and empower voters, work to increase understanding of public policy issues, cultivate women leaders, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.”
For more details, visit: www.lwvmn.org/traveling-exhibit
The 1877 Peterson Station Museum is open daily 11 to 4 but special times may be arranged for interested groups.