Exhibits – Illinois

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote shares the story of the critical role that Evanston women like Frances Willard, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert and Catharine Waugh McCulloch and many others played in the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements. The exhibit will explore the tactics and strategies that suffragists used through the use of original artifacts, archival materials, costumes and photographs from the EHC collection. 

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote opens with a free community open house on Sunday, March 8th – International Women’s Day – from 1 – 4 p.m. Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote will be up through December of 2020. The exhibit will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00. Regular admission is $10, free for children 10 and under.

Why Women Should Vote exhibit at Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Jane Addams, right. Courtesy Hull House.

Based on a 1910 essay written by Jane Addams, this exhibition explores the widespread grassroots national movement organized by American women demanding the right to vote and to be recognized as full citizens in the United States. More here.

Exhibits – U.S.

The National Archives has an exhibit about women’s Suffrage – Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.

The Smithsonian Institution as a whole is highlighting women’s history with their HerStory project.

The Library of Congress has an exhibit – Shall Not Be Denied – about the suffrage movement using materials from its collection. See more here – and in the special issue of the Library of Congress magazine in pdf format below.

The U.S. Senate has an online exhibit that highlights its own history regarding women’s right to vote.