Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums Hosting Women’s Suffrage Exhibit
January 1 @ 8:00 am – January 31 @ 5:00 pm
A Hayes Presidential Libraries & Museums exhibit explores the rich history behind women’s suffrage and activism.
The “Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change” display was created by Ohio History Connection and the League of Women Voters and is on display at the Fremont-based museum through Jan. 31.
The exhibit highlights the women who fought for the right to vote and for those who carried their legacy until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
Notable women featured in the display are women’s rights activist and slave-turned-abolitionist Sojourner Truth, along with Ohio native Amelia Bloomer, who published the first women’s newspaper.
The exhibit will cover the importance of voting and the women who advocated for women’s current freedoms.
Kevin Moore, the museum’s curator of artifacts, believes that the display is vital in understanding the significance of voting, especially in our most recent elections.
“Women voters were a significant factor in the most recent midterm election, and to understand that significance, it is important to understand the history of political activism among women,” Moore said.
For more information on the exhibit, call 419-332-2081 or visit rbhayes.org.
This exhibit is funded by Ohio Humanities.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums