For one day only we will have an exhibit on Women’s Suffrage in the Library on Saturday, March 7. A Rec card is required to come into the Library or a guest accompanying someone with a Rec card. The exhibit will consist of six illustrated, freestanding banners describing the reasons suffragists fought for the vote, actions they took, obstacles they faced, the suffrage campaign in Arizona, and progress women have made since gaining the right to vote. The exhibit also provides an opportunity for selfie ‘I Make History’ photographs.
If you are not able to make it to the library on March 7 the display will be in other location around Surprise.
The display schedule for the traveling Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibit in March is as follows:
March 1- Surprise Stadium game
March 2-3 – Surprise City Hall
March 4 – Canyon Ridge School
March 5 – Rio Salado
March 6 – Sunset Hills School
March 7 – R H Johnson Library
March 9-10 – Surprise Senior Center
March 11 – Dysart USD Education Center
March 12 – Shadow Ridge High School
March 13 – Surprise Elementary School
March 14-22 – NW Regional Library (Surprise)
March 23-28 – Asante Library
March 30-31 – El Mirage City Hall
Arizona passed women suffrage in 1912. Women in 10 Western states, Kansas and the Territory of Alaska were granted the vote six years prior to ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
The traveling exhibits, created with the input of women’s history scholars, museum professionals, writers, teachers and designers, will also be displayed in a variety of Surprise locations, libraries throughout March and at the Arizona Capitol Museum throughout 2020, the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. The exhibit was funded and created by the nonprofit Questers of Arizona.