Votes for Women: Taking Our Place in Politics

Votes for Women was inspired by the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States, the 100th anniversary of the final pushes in the Senate for the 19th Amendment, and the ratification nationally of women’s right to vote.

Alliances formed for and against women’s suffrage revealed important divisions in American society in the first part of the 20th century, with roots before the Civil War, and branches that continue to this day. Votes for Women explores women’s sphere as it expands to include political office, considers the changing understandings of civic virtue, and reveals difficult choices that political movements must make in pursuit of their goals.

The exhibit highlights topics with a contemporary resonance: women’s position in society, social protest, racial divisions, and political engagement.

Votes for Women will be on view on Wednesdays from 1 to 6 pm in April, and on Sunday, April 14 from 10 am to 2 pm.  The exhibit will also be on view during public-facing events and by appointment. Contact the Liriodendron at 410-879-4424 or email to schedule a private viewing.

Votes for Women is made possible in part by support from Harford Community College.