Women’s History Initiative

We will form a Host Committee for this exhibition that we hope you will consider joining. The committee will be comprised of two levels of support, Champion and Visionary.

The Champion level is for individuals supporting at the $1,000 level.

The Visionary level is for individuals supporting at the $500 level.

Your support will be recognized through print media in advertisements for the exhibition, on recognition panels that will accompany the exhibition in the Historic Courtroom, and at a reception to be held at the Museum on Thursday, October 3.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Friday, September 6. We hope you will agree this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a significant advancement in human rights and our democracy. Please share this opportunity with friends or colleagues who might be interested.

 

 Click HERE to join the Committee!

 

When our Constitution was written, it was silent on women. Excluded from most of the rights and privileges of citizenship women operated in limited and rigid roles while enslaved women were excluded from all. Yet women have actively participated as citizens—organizing, marching, petitioning—since the founding of our country. Sometimes quietly, and sometimes with a roar, women’s roles and the opening words of the Constitution “We, the People” have been redefined. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, “One Half of the People” explores the stories of women’s struggles to achieve full citizenship. From the decades-long campaign for voting rights to expanding social and economic equality through legislation, see how those before us obtained the rights and privileges of citizenship promised to women today.

                                                                                       – From One Half of the People

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