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Determined to Rise Exhibit

February 29, 2020 - April 15, 2020

“The Valient Women of the Vote”. Runs through April 15. In conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote, and National Women’s History Month.

In its seventh year, the Women’s Exhibit is hosted in conjunction with National Women’s History Month – March 2020.  This year marks a special century of history with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right vote. The curator is Jenny Klimsza.

This exhibit features local and regional women artist working in a wide variety of media.

Other events during the exhibit include Fireside Fireside readings in partnership with Fishtrap, hosting brown bag lunches, and solo plays about Abigail Scott Duniway and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Painting of Woman’s Face: Jennifer Klimsza


Slide "Suffrage"
Sponsored by Soroptimist
A Sister Exhibit to... Determined to Rise
The Valiant Women of the Vote
Spring, 2020
Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
Virtual Exhibit
START SCROLLING S A U G F E F R /ˈsəfrij/ The right to vote in political elections.

Slide Wyoming Women in the United States had fought for suffrage since Andrew Jackson's presidency in the 1920's. Before the Civil War, women were allowed limited voting in a few states. New Jersey allowed women to vote before their constitution outlawed it in 1844. 1869 December 10 Wy

Slide A New Frontier In 1844 the transcontinental railroad was completed, connecting the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines.
"We now expect at once quite an immigration of ladies to Wyoming," wrote the Cheyenne Leader.

Many legislators voted for the bill hoping to increase the territory's female population.

Slide Elizabeth Cady Stanton Author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman's rights & suffrage movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton formulated the agenda for women's rights that guided the struggle well into the 20th century. historic heroes Slide Susan B. Anthony "Wyoming in the first place on God's green earth which could consistently claim to be the land of the Free!"

These words were spoken after women's suffrage passed in Wyoming. Three years later, Anthony was arrested for voting in New York, which didn't legalize a woman's right to vote for another 45 years.
historic heroes
Slide Jeannette Rankin The eldest daughter of a rancher and school teacher, Rankin was born near Missoula, MT in 1880. She graduated from Montana St. University in 1902 and attended the New York School of Philanthropy. historic heroes

Slide Abigail Scott Duniway Head of the Oregon State Women Suffrage Association, Dunaway attended the National Women Suffrage Association Convention held in New York, in 1895. Pictured at a private home in New York, Abigail is the center, with Susan B. Anthony on the left, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the right. What a group! a true oregon pioneer Slide Abigail Scott Duniway Duniway visted Wallowa County twice in the late 1880's. She traveled by the F.D. McCully stage line of Joseph, stopping to give short talks and to meet Chieftain editor F.M.M McCully in Enterprise. In 1885, arriving at Wallowa Lake, she spoke before a 4th of July crowd at the picnic grounds as a steamboat whistled.

She stated, "I can throw my voice fairly well before an audience, except when a steamboat is whistling."
a true oregon pioneer
Slide Abigail Scott Duniway Known as "The Mother of Equal Suffrage", Duniway was the owner & editor of "The New Northwest" newspaper, a lecturer, organizer, and writer. She devoted over 40 years to the cause of women's rights in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. She became the first woman to vote in Oregon, pictured left, when she cast her ballot in 1914. a true oregon pioneer

Slide Making Connections While on her honeymoon in London to attend a World's Anti-Slavery Convention, Stanton met abolitionist Lucretia Mott, who, like her, was also angry about the exclusion of women at the proceedings. 1840-1848

Slide After more than 100 years of the suffrage movement, the 19th amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment, passed both houses of Congress in 1919, and was finally ratified by the required 2/3 of the states in 1920. Thanks for watching, and for Soroptimist for sponsoring this exhibit!
Consider viewing our sister, art exhibit: The Valiant Woman of the Vote, which is also available virtually.
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February 29, 2020
April 15, 2020
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