Wisconsin Historical Society: New Exhibit in the State Capitol Rotunda
The Wisconsin Historical Society recently installed a large paneled exhibit, “The Women’s Hour Has Struck, Wisconsin: The First State to Ratify the 19th Amendment,” in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda.
The exhibit, which centers on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote features images and copies of original documents in the Society’s’ vast collection. It explores the origins of the movement, a suffrage timeline, the 1912 referendum, Wisconsin’s role in the ratification, how the 19th amendment was passed, important Wisconsin women to the suffrage moment and the aftermath.
The exhibit is part of a larger celebration that will happen on June 10, 2019, the exact date 100 years ago that the state assembly passed the resolution. The celebration in June will include the original 19th amendment document on display as well as speakers, other artifacts and objects on display, and more.
The exhibit will be up until it is replaced with the Capitol Christmas tree in November. To view the full press release on the exhibit, click here.
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