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The Fight For Suffrage-Galena

The Fight For Suffrage will cover the movement for women to gain the right to vote in a temporary exhibit at the Galena and U.S. Grant Museum. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 22nd at a special preview for members of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. A portrayer of Susan B. Anthony, a renowned suffragette, will make an appearance at the opening. Galena was a think tank for voting rights decades before the 19th amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. Archive materials from the museum collection, including early League of Women Voters materials, will be part of the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served for Society and League members and their guests. RSVP by calling 815-777-9129 or infogalenahistorymuseum.org.

 

Photo: captures the moment Catherine Flanagan, left, and Madeleine Watson, right, of the National Woman's Party were arrested as they picket with banners before the White House East Gate in 1917. The photo shows a heckling sailor to the left, policemen left and right, the arresting policewoman at the center, and a crowd of men behind. The photo by Harris & Ewing was retrieved from the Library of Congress.

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