Posted by: wadahp | August 23, 2010

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE CELEBRATION AT THE STATE CAPITAL MUSEUM

Please join us Saturday for a special event to commemorate the passage of the 19th to the United States Constitution, which enabled women’s full voting rights nationally in 1920.  This program is part of the overall celebration of Washington’s Women’s Suffrage centennial.

Programs, family activities, presentations and dramatic re-enactments and refreshments.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to wear period dress to celebrate this historic event as part of the 100th anniversary of Washington women winning the vote in 1910.

Event is co-sponsored by National Organization for Women of Thurston County in partnership with the Women’s History Consortium.

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 11 AM to 3 PM.

Event is free and open to the public.  $2 donation appreciated.

State Capital Museum

211 21st Avenue SW

Historic South Capitol Neighborhood of Olympia

360/753-2580

The Women’s History Consortium and the State Capital Museum are part of the Washington State Historical Society. 

For more information on this and other programs, visit the Women’s History Consortium website at   http://www.washingtonwomenshistory.org/

 

Additional Suffrage Event in August:

A special presentation of the suffrage film Iron Jawed Angels starring Hilary Swank and Angelica Huston.  The movie is the story of two important women in the history of suffrage in the United States. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns began a more radical branch of women fighting for the right to vote. They found themselves up against powerful men, an atmosphere of chauvinism, an unconcerned President (Woodrow Wilson) and even their own more conservative counterparts.  These women risked their lives and loves to fight for what they believe in.

Post screening discussion with Senator Karen Fraser, Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander and Women’s History Consortium Coordinator Shanna Stevenson.

Thursday, August 26, 2010, Doors open at 5 p.m.; seating at 5:30, movie at 6.

Event is free and open to the public.

Olympia Film Society, Capitol Theater

206 Fifth Ave. SE

Downtown Olympia

360/754-5378

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