Museum Of The Rockies: 100th Anniversary Of Womens Suffrage In Montana
In partnership with Extreme History Project, Museum Of The Rockies will be bringing two months of special programming to the Museum to celebrate the women's suffrage movement in Montana and its 100 year anniversary.
On November 3, 1914, Montana women won a long fought battle to gain the right to vote.
"MOR is dedicated to interpreting Montana's past and this year's statewide Suffrage Centennial is the perfect opportunity to honor and remember all of those who fought so hard for this important right," said Angela Weikert, Education and Public Programs Director at Museum of the Rockies.
Programming kicks off Monday, November 3, with an online book reading and discussion of One Woman, One Vote, the companion book to the PBS Experience documentary film of the same name.
Participation is open to all and those interested will read One Woman, One Vote throughout the month of November, which will be accompanied by an online discussion, topical questions, links and additional information. The month-long reading will then conclude with a screening of the film One Woman, One Vote and a panel discussion of both the book and film on Thursday, December 4, at MOR's Hager Auditorium from 6pm to 8pm. The film screening and online book reading are free and open to the public.
MOR and Extreme History Project will also be hosting a lecture titled Women Work, Women Vote - Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Montana on Thursday, November 6, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the Museum's Hager Auditorium, and is free to the public. The lecture, along with a multi-media presentation, will feature a panel of of distinguished women speakers who will read early suffrage speeches and relate their own experiences to those women who paved the way for today's generations.
Other free lectures include In the Beginning: The Early History of the American Women's Suffrage Movement and Its Relevance Today presented by Corky Bush, on Tuesday, December 9, 6pm to 7pm at MOR's Hager Auditorium, and a lecture on the life of Jeannette Rankin, presented on December 18, 6pm to 7pm, also at MOR's Hager Auditorium.
The series of programs from Museum of the Rockies and Extreme History Project reflect on both the history of Montana's suffrage movement and the national movement which eventually gave all women the right to vote with the 19th Amendment, passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.