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“She Got the Vote”

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“She Got the Vote”

September 5, 2019 - September 30th, 2020

The exhibit can be found in the Walters East History Gallery at the Boone County History & Culture Center, Wednesday through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 3801 Ponderosa St, Columbia

To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States constitution and the centennial of the Columbia and Boone County League of Women Voters, the new exhibition She Got the Vote is now open. The display will run through September 2020 and features many items lent by the local League of Women Voters. The exhibit also showcases clothing from the Boone County Historical Society’s textiles collection; specifically, three iconic white dresses and yellow sashes from the era.   

The exhibit gives focus to both the movement in Columbia and Missouri, but also the national story and how events that occurred throughout the nation impacted the opinions of Missourians between 1912 and 1920.

One of the most impressive elements of the exhibit is a historic item on loan from the State Historical Society of Missouri.  It is the pen used by Missouri Governor Frederick D. Gardner in 1919 to sign the Presidential Suffrage bill.

Admission is free to the Center and we welcome the public each Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.