From 2019-2020, #SuffrageSisters and #SuffraGents will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote at events and programs across your state!
Let us know about other #WomensVote100 centennial activities happening in your state, and we’ll spread the word! Email your plans to email@example.com.
#womensvote100 national capital scavenger hunt
Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote by touring suffrage sites and exhibits in the nation’s capital!
Visit the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, exhibits at the Library of Congress, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Archives, the gates of the White House, and the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House.
Take a selfie at each location, post to social media, and tag @WomensVote100. Increase your knowledge of women’s voting rights history along the way!
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
June 7, 2019, 12:05pm (ET): The Senate and Women’s Fight for the Vote, bring a lunch and join Associate Historian Kate Scott as she commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Senate’s passage of the 19th Amendment. Part of the Woman Suffrage Centennial Series.
June 24, 2019, 7pm (ET): Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, an event marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and celebrating the work of Miriam Michelson, a revolutionary journalist and best-selling feminist novelist. Held in the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater at the Newseum, in partnership with POLITICO.
July 11, 2019, 8:30pm (ET): Summer Films on the Lawn: “Mary Poppins,” the Library of Congress’s third annual series of outdoor films featuring highlights from the National Film Registry will kick off with the 1964 version of “Mary Poppins” in honor of the opening of Shall Not Be Denied.
July 13, 2019, 10am-4pm (ET): Women Fight for the Vote Community Day, a day of programming with the Library of Congress to honor the suffrage movement and to consider its connections to today with activities for all ages. This Community Day is presented in connection with the exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote.
July 17, 2019, 12pm (ET): Suffragists and Suffragettes: The Transatlantic Women’s Rights Movement, a gallery talk with Janice E. Ruth, curator of the exhibition Shall Not Be Denied, will trace the transatlantic nature of the movement for women’s suffrage, examining the influences and continuities between the fight for women’s rights in the United States and in Great Britain.
August 31, 2019: Elaine Weiss at the National Book Festival, a discussion with journalist and writer Elaine Weiss at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Weiss will discuss her new book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Time to be announced.
August-September 2019: Pop-up versions of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote will be distributed to 7 venues across the District of Columbia—including schools, libraries, museums, and community sites—to be displayed for the centennial.
September 12, 2019, 7:15-8:30pm (ET): African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote, a program at the National Archives.
September 14, 2019, 2pm (ET): Creating 19: The Musical, a discussion with Jennifer Schwed, writer and director of 19: The Musical, who will discuss her research and creative process for developing the performance. 19 is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight to get women the right to vote.
September 20, 2019, 12-1:30pm (ET): Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema and Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors, two presentations held in the National Archives William G. McGowan Theater exploring representations of women’s suffrage in silent film and the works of pioneering women directors, presented in conjunction with the National Archives’ exhibition Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.
September 26, 2019, 6-8:30pm (ET): REMIX: Future is Female, an evening of tours, activities, and speciality cocktails for young professionals at the National Portrait Gallery, in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (ET): Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them: The Suffragents and Their Role in the Struggle for the Vote, a panel discussion hosted by the National Archives Foundation.
Year-Round: Visit the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the historic headquarters of one of the leading suffrage organizations, the National Woman’s Party. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm (ET), free admission.
Year-Round: Visit the Portrait Monument in the Rotunda of the U.S Capitol.