Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration at the Ohio Statehouse
August 11, 2020
"Rightfully Hers" exhibit
The centennial of women’s suffrage is recognized on August 18, 2020. On that date, one hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed ensuring women the right to vote.
The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center is host to a compact exhibit about the landmark voting rights victory. “Rightfully Hers,” a pop-up display created by the National Archives, shows images and portraits related to the suffrage movement. The exhibit is open to the public through Labor Day in the Map Room of the Ohio Statehouse courtesy of the State Library of Ohio. Virtual learning about suffrage is available at these websites, https://museum.archives.gov/rightfully-hers
When visiting the Ohio Statehouse with recommended healthy practices, the public is invited to view The Ladies’ Gallery on the first floor. Pictures and displays tell the story of the women in the Ohio legislature. On the South Capitol Square grounds, a planting shows the colors of a suffragist sash, purple, white and gold.
The Statehouse Museum Shop carries commemorative items and pins related to women’s right to vote. The Shop is not open to in-person shopping until September 8, 2020 but will fill online orders at https://StatehouseShop.com
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