Women and the Vote: 19th Amendment Centennial 

19th Amendment Centennial : 1920 – 2020 

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To mark this historic occasion, the Johnson County Museum will host two exhibitions and several programs on the topic of women’s history, women in politics, and programs featuring women experts. There is a concerted effort across the Kansas City metro region (and beyond) by museums, archives, and historical institutions to feature the 19th Amendment Centennial in exhibits, programs, and special events. More information can be found at www.19at100.org, and by searching the hashtags #19at100KS and #19at100MO on social media platforms.

Women and the Vote, digital exhibit

The Women and the Vote digital exhibit will explore the history of women and elections, voting, and elected positions in Johnson County, Kansas, and the nation. By highlighting over 170 years of women’s history in Kansas, the exhibit shows us where we have been. By exploring the role of women in elected position today, it informs us of the work left to be done. Exhibit highlights the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the League of Women Voters, and Kansas and Johnson County trailblazing women politicians.

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Women Who Made History Coloring Sheets

Learn about some amazing women from the Kansas City area who made history, and then add your own color! From our friends at the Kansas City Public Library, here are two coloring books for download: “Women Who Made History” and “19th Amendment Centennial.”  https://kchistory.org/coloringkc

See and Download the Card from the League of Women Voters of Kansas

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Courtesy League of Women Voters of Kansas

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Marchers: Courtesy Library of Congress