The Jasper Public Library is very excited to announce that we will be hosting the Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibit “Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana” throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month!
“Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana” explores how women across the state labored for suffrage through countless meetings, campaigns and other grassroots efforts. Guests will learn how, despite many defeats and setbacks, they persisted toward the goal of full citizenship and the power to make change through voting.
The traveling exhibit covers the first Indiana Woman’s Rights Convention held in Dublin, Indiana, in 1851, and follows the fight through Indiana’s ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Along the way, it delves into stories of change at the local level, such as the first woman elected to the Indianapolis School Board in 1909. The exhibit also follows the evolution of state groups, such as the Legislative Council of Women.
“Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana” is a project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, catalyzed by Indiana Humanities, the Indianapolis Propylaeum, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau, with support from Lilly Endowment Inc.
The exhibit “opens” to the public on Monday, March 8 and is free and open to all library patrons. Don’t miss it!