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.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
August-September 2019: Pop-up versions of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers will be distributed to 16 venues across the Tennessee including schools, libraries, museums, and community sites—to be displayed for the centennial.
August 18, 2019, 3-5pm (CT): Book Talk with Elaine Weiss, an event with the Nashville Public Library. This summer, read Elaine Weiss’s book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote and join the author on August 18 at the Main Library, 615 Church St., for a discussion.
April 6, 2020 - May 25, 2020 — One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women, a traveling exhibit by the National Archives at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum.
August 2019-August 2020: Historic Women’s Suffrage Exhibit at the Hermitage Hotel, a display of The Hermitage Hotel's private collection of historic artifacts dating from the summer of 1920, when suffragists were headquartered in the hotel.
August 2019-August 2020: Suffrage Cocktails at the Hermitage Hotel, a specially-crafted beverage experience inspired by the Prohibition-era and storied women’s suffrage leaders like Carrie Chapman Catt and Ann Dallas Dudley.
June-August 2020: Suffrage Menu at the Hermitage Hotel, a selection of culinary delights dating back to the 1920s crafted by Executive Chef Derek Brooks of The Hermitage Hotel’s Capitol Grille.
August 24, 2019: Wreath-Laying at the Tennessee Suffrage Monument.
October 20, 2019: Tea with Harry T. Burn, featuring Tyler Boyd, author and great-grand-nephew of Harry T. Burn, who will give a book talk about his illustrious relative who cast the final vote that passed the 19th Amendment.
November 7, 2019: “By One Vote”: Women’s Suffrage in the South, a screening of a one-hour NPT documentary on the struggle for Women's Suffrage in the South.
February 17-20, 2019: 72 Steps with TPAC and the Nashville Ballet, a ballet for school-age audiences that takes an empowering and celebratory look at the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the vital role Tennessee played in it.
February 2020: Performance of Florence Price and Nkeiru Okoye Songs with Intersection, part of a year-long musical project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and lifting up the voices of women.
March 2020 - March 2021: Women’s Suffrage Commemoration at the Parthenon.
April 2020: MUSICA NUEVE with Intersection, part of a year-long musical project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and lifting up the voices of women.
June - August 2020: Summer 2020 Female-Artist Music Series, a monthly concert series featuring local Nashville women musicians in the historic Grand Lobby of The Hermitage Hotel.
August 6, 2020: Yellow Rose Gala at the Hermitage Hotel, a ticketed multi-course dinner featuring notable women chefs brought in from across the country to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage and the passing of the 19th Amendment.
August 13-20, 2020: Prohibition-Era and Suffragette-Themed Pop-up Bar at the Hermitage Hotel.
August 2020: Songs of Suffrage, a semi-staged story propelled by music of the suffrage movement, newly arranged for Nashville Opera.
August 2020: Continued Work with Intersection, part of a year-long musical project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and lifting up the voices of women.
September 10-12, 2020: Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration Featuring the Nashville Symphony, a season-opening program commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment. This concert features the world premiere of a work co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe.
Suffragists in Tennessee, Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
Tennessee and the 19th Amendment, National Park Service
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative Teacher Resources, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation
Women’s Suffrage: Tennessee and the Passage of the 19th Amendment, Tennessee Secretary of State
Women’s Suffrage in Tennessee, Tennessee Virtual Archive