August 26, 2020, will mark a significant moment in American women’s history: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Evanston women were integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements.
To see a full list of 2020 events click here to visit the Evanston Women’s History Project site.
Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. The exhibit will be on display through January at the Evanston Civic Center, 2nd Floor Gallery, 2100 Ridge Avenue.
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Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote
For International Women’s Day, Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote, a new exhibit at the Evanston History Center, will hold an opening from 1-4 p.m. Telling the story of Evanston women and their strategic and critical work for women’s suffrage, the exhibit features archival resources, artifacts, and costumes from the EHC collection. Free to the public.