Pop-up exhibit commemorates ratification of 19th Amendment
A new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, “Rightfully Hers” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is available for viewing at the Stearns History Museum through Nov. 25.
“Rightfully Hers” explores the history of the 19th Amendment, women’s voting rights before and after its ratification, and its impact today. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today. Exhibit co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson of the National Archives states:
“The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate and, although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller citizenship for women, many remained unable to vote.”
The National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and significant exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal women’s suffrage. “Rightfully Hers,” organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.
The Stearns History Museum is open by appointment only from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours on Thursday. Please call the Museum at (320) 253-8424 to schedule your time to visit.