Women's History Consortium Upcoming Events
A Woman's Life, 1889 & 2012
SeaTac City Hall
4800 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188
February and March, 2012
The Highline Historical Society's women's collection is on display at SeaTac City Hall until April, 2012. Curated by Nancy Salguero McKay, the exhibit uses SeaTac pioneer Jane Fenton Kelly's diary and recent internet blogs as the lens to examine women's changing role in society. The exhibit can be viewed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Votes For Women!
The Oregon Story
801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
January 25 - March 6, 2012
Women in Oregon won the right to vote in 1912, nearly a decade before most women of the United States achieved suffrage in 1920. Votes for Women! The Oregon Story explores the campaign undertaken by courageous women (and men) who were determined to give Oregon women equal access to the voting booth.
The success of the woman suffrage movement propelled women into civic and political roles that may seem ordinary to us 100 years later. More than four decades of struggle before 1912 and a century of action after it place women at the center of political and civic life in our state. Come learn about this vital chapter in Oregon's history.
Presented by Century of Action, celebrating 100 years of Oregon women's right to vote and advancing the understanding of women's citizenship in Oregon's history. View a flier for the event.
Wednesday, February 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Join the Collins Gallery for refreshments and remarks from Secretary of State Kate Brown, the exhibition organizers and other special guests.
Sunday, February 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
Author Ruth Tenzer Feldman will read from and sign her young adult historical novel, Blue Thread (available for sale). The book features a scandalous 1906 "petticoat card," and the author will help voters-to-be design postcards to send to government leaders. For ages 11 and up.
Yours for Liberty: Abigail Scott Duniway
Sunday, March 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Jean Ward and Elaine Maveety, co-authors of Yours for Liberty: Selections from Abigail Scott Duniway's Suffrage Newspaper, will introduce Duniway through a visual presentation followed by a lively exchange of her women's rights and woman suffrage writings.