Women's History Consortium
Native Women's Leadership Forum and Enduring Spirit Luncheon
Clockwise from top left: Dr. Verna Bartlett, Cheryl Crazy Bull, Pearl Capoeman-Baller, and Mary Marchand, 2011 Enduring Spirit Award Winners, Native Action Network. Photo by Chantel O'Brien, copyright Native Action Network.
On September 25-27, 2011 Native Action Network (NAN) sponsored the eighth annual Native Women's Leadership Forum and Enduring Spirit Luncheon in Shelton, Washington. The event helps to connect, to honor, and to recognize Native women as they make positive contributions in their communities and beyond. NAN produced an article describing the leadership forum, Young Tribal Women Learning From the Best. During the Enduring Spirit luncheon, NAN honored the work of Cheryl Crazy Bull, Pearl Capoeman-Baller, Mary A. Miller Marchand, and Verna Bartlett. Biographies of the Enduring Spirit Award winners are available here. The Sister Spirit Award was presented to Dr. Elouise Cobell. During the conference, the WHC collected oral histories from Carol Craig, Mary A. Marchand, and Marlene Spencer Simla.
Day of Jubilation
State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington
November 8, 2010
To view images of the AAUW Washington Suffrage Centennial Tea on November 7, 2010,
To view images of the Day of Jubilation events on November 8, 2010, visit one of
Mark your calendars for November 8, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the Capitol
in Olympia for a “Day of Jubilation” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the
vote to amend the Washington constitution for women’s right to vote in the state.
The WSHS/Women’s History Consortium are working with the Office of the Washington
Secretary of State on a full day of events, exhibits, performances, activities and
For more information, contact Shanna Stevenson, WHC Coordinator at
360-586-0171 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ingrid Pharris at the Office of the Secretary of State at 360-902-4142 or e-mail:
For other Women’s Suffrage Centennial activities, visit the WHC website at
From Parlor to Podium: Territorial Suffragists of Olympia
State Capitol Museum, Olympia, Washington
November 8, 2010
Focusing on the territorial suffrage campaigns centered in Olympia, and the women and men who worked to secure the vote for Washington women in the territorial period, the exhibit highlights how the suffrage movement went from homes to the public sphere as suffrage supporters organized for women’s rights. Olympia was central to the suffrage movement and played host to noted suffrage leaders Susan B. Anthony, Abigail Scott Duniway, Henry Blackwell and others.
The exhibit complements other projects and programs of the Women’s History Consortium, under the auspices of the Washington State Historical Society, which is leading the commemoration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in Washington, and places the 1910 victory in the context of both the 19th century national movement and the complex Washington Territorial suffrage saga. Exhibit features period images, clothing, artifacts and furnishings.
"From Parlor to Podium" runs until June of 2011. Special curriculum opportunities are available through the State Capital Museum in Olympia.
Organized by the Washington State Historical Society and the Women’s History Consortium.
Pacific Northwest History Conference
Save the dates!
November 3-5, 2010
Washington State Historical Society (WSHS)
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (NWMAC)
are jointly planning a women's history-themed Pacific Northwest History Conference
November 3-5, 2010, in Spokane. The conference, part of the commemoration of the
centennial of women's right to vote in Washington in 2010, will highlight all aspects
of women's history in the region.
For more information, contact program chairs Shanna
Stevenson, Coordinator, Washington Women's History Consortium, at
, 360-586-0171 or Marsha Rooney, Senior Curator of
History, NWMAC at email@example.com
Conference proceedings now available
Women's Votes, Women's Voices:
The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington
Women's Votes, Women's Voices
Washington Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibit
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112-2099
July 17, 2010-October 3, 2010
Washington State celebrates its centennial of permanent women's suffrage in 2009-2010.
This exhibit highlights the history of the struggle to attain women's right to vote
in Washington State and illuminates how women's voting influenced territorial and
state history as well. It tells the story of how women from various ethnic and economic
groups have achieved a voice in public life, despite barriers through organizing
The exhibit is co-curated by the
Washington State Historical Society
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. A smaller traveling exhibit based upon the larger
exhibit is also available. For more information about the exhibit, click