On September 8, 1919 The Minnesota Legislature voted YES to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote and ending the 72-year struggle for woman suffrage. To celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the League of Women Voters Minnesota created a traveling exhibit to recognize the organization’s mission and history.
The League of Women Voters Minnesota was born with suffragist Ms. Clara Ueland as its first President to help carry out the new work of empowering voters and defending democracy with women at the table and in the voting booth. One hundred years later, the League of Women Voters Minnesota continues to thrive as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting good government and civic engagement throughout Minnesota. Come visit this vibrant exhibit that features Minnesota's suffrage story and highlights the women who made it happen.
This exhibit will be on display in the 1916 Gallery during regular business hours October 30 through November 13, and from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Nov 2 and Nov 9.