Readers Theater Performers Taking a Bow

Formed in early 2018, the LWVSC Centennial Committee took on the mission of preparing to appropriately commemorate the important 100th anniversaries of women obtaining the vote in the United States, including the 19th Amendment passing the U.S. House and Senate in May and June 1919; the founding of the League of Women Voters in February 1920; and the ratification of the Amendment on August 18, 1920.

Find out more about our Centennial celebration in our blog...

HIGHLIGHTS

Here are the major highlights of our Centennial celebration to date:

Missouri Hanna Project

Key elements of the grant-funded project include:

  • An historical panel commemorating Missouri Hanna, installed in Edmonds
  • Children’s books on women's suffrage read to third-graders around the county and donated to their school libraries
  • Women’s Suffrage History Forum scheduled for June 11, 2020
  • "Where's Missouri Hanna?" Scavenger Hunt for children, June 26, 2020

Text: Rita Ireland, Graphics: Magrit Baurecht

 

A short biography of Missouri Hanna's life and accomplishments was cast on the panel. Here is the longer version of her amazing contributions.

For this and other projects, we received grants from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission and from the Votes for Women Centennial, Washington State Historical Society, and Washington State Women's Commission.

Centennial Grants Logos
Book Reading Suffrage

Radio Programs, Articles and Book Reviews

  • Reader’s Theatre performance of adaptation of "Failure is Impossible" by Rosemary H. Knower at LWVSC Annual Planning Retreat in August, 2019
  • Radio program on the history of the women’s suffrage movement, the League of Women Voters, and our local league, June, 2019 (podcast of radio program)
  • Radio program presentation of "Failure is Impossible" and reading of Around America to Win the Vote, November 2019 (podcast of radio presentation)
  • Brief biographies of women important to the suffrage movement in Washington State on radio programs, January-December, 2019 [link to podcasts coming]
  • Monthly articles and book reviews on notable facets and women of the suffrage movement in the LWVSC newsletter, The Voter
League Ladies and Their Hats

Presentations and Films

  • Participation in costume at LWVWA State Convention events and in the Fourth of July parade in Edmonds
  • Speaker Karen Blair, women’s historian, at LWVSC Annual Meeting, May, 2019
  • Showings of films: One Woman, One Vote, Iron Jawed Angels, and Not for Ourselves Alone

Upcoming

  • Special Centennial event at League Birthday Luncheon, February 22, 2020
  • Centennial presentation at Annual Meeting, May 16, 2020
  • Participation in LWV National Convention, June 2020
  • Women's Suffrage History Forum, June 11, 2020
  • "Where's Missouri Hanna?" Scavenger Hunt for children, June 26, 2020
  • Fourth of July parades in Edmonds and Everett

Learn about More Courageous Women, Past and Present

Click on the image to view full size and to read brief biographies of influential and important leaders in women's rights movements.

Resources on Women's Suffrage

Here are some resources to help you learn more about these milestones in American history: