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Museum has exhibit on women’s suffrage

By submitted, 08/14/20 1:37 PM

PRESCOTT – On August 18th the Nevada County Depot and Museum will host a new popup exhibition from
the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, 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. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s
right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not
grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for
gender equity today. This exhibit runs through August 28th, 2020.
Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson states:
“The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that
dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller
citizenship for women many remained unable to vote.”
Nevada County Depot and Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm. There is no
charge to visit the museum or view the exhibit. Call 870-887-5821 for more information or visit
our website: depotmuseum.org
Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration
of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a
nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal
woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial
Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever,
Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and
Denise Gwyn Ferguson.