Mission of the Committee
Formed in early 2018, the LWVSC Centennial/History Committee led our commemoration of 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
- The ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920
- Preserve and present information on the struggle to secure women's voting rights
- Highlight the historic contributions of women working toward this goal in our state and local area
- Preserve the history of our League's achievements
Karen Blair, women’s historian, gave a presentation at the LWVSC Annual Meeting, May, 2019.
Dr. Amy Kinsel
presented on Women and Activism at our annual planning meeting in August, 2020.
Members of the Centennial Committee performed "Interview with Our Foremothers," a reader's theater play written by Vicki Roberts-Gassler at the annual birthday luncheon on February 22, 2021.
The committee secured grants from Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission and from theVotes for Women Centennial,Washington State Historical Society, and Washington State Women's Commission to both research and highlight the life and contributions of local activist Missouri Hanna.
The grants also covered the purchase, distribution, and classroom reading of the children's book Around America to Win the Vote, by Mara Rockcliff, in local elementary schools. Committee member Rita Ireland created a video demonstrating how League members made the book come alive in their visits to elementary school classrooms in Snohomish County.