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Centennial/History Committee


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
 


Goals:
  • 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


Our Work

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.


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The committee chair is Vicki Roberts Gassler
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Centennial Sources: History
Centennial Sources: Biographies
Centennial Sources: Children's Books
Centennial Sources: Specialized
Missouri Hanna
Women and Activism, presentation by Amy Kinsel
Script for Interview with our Foremothers© 2020

Written by Vicki Roberts-Gassler. No permission or royalty fees are required for educational uses of this script. When used non-commercially, may be modified to reflect local or temporal needs. Playwright would appreciate hearing if it is used. Commercial Users: Please apply to the playwright: 1600 121st St. SE, M-104, Everett, WA 98208, for permission and royalty fees.