To commemorate the centennial anniversary of voting rights for women, the National Constitution Center will open The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote later this year. This exhibit will trace the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and will feature some of the many women who transformed constitutional history—including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells—and will allow visitors to better understand the long fight for women’s suffrage.
The 3,000-square-foot exhibit will feature nearly 100 artifacts, including Lucretia Mott’s diary, a rare printing of the Declaration of Sentiments from the first women’s convention at Seneca Falls, a ballot box used to collect women’s votes in the late 1800s, a letter from jail written by a White House picketer, Pennsylvania’s ratification copy of the 19th Amendment, as well as various “Votes for Women” ephemera.
THE 19TH AMENDMENT: HOW WOMEN WON THE VOTE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF:
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation | Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry
John P. & Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation | The Snider Foundation | The McLean Contributionship
Glenmede Trust Company | SteegeThomson Communications
Sarah and David Andrews
Support for The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote and Women and the Constitution as of June 30, 2020.
For more information about how you can support the National Constitution Center, contact Rebecca Bolden, senior director of development, at 215-409-6741 or [email protected].