Museum to Celebrate Woman's Suffrage centennial
Union Museum of History and Art is proud to announce it will host a traveling exhibit from Southeastern Louisiana University celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. "Determined to Rise: The Woman's Suffrage Movement in Louisiana" will run from August 3 to 14 in the Union Museum of History and Art, 211 N. Main St., Farmerville. Visitor hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Area women are invited to the grand opening reception on August 3, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., and are asked to wear white in honor of suffragists.
The exhibit will feature informational banners describing the events leading up to the passage of the voting rights amendment and subsequent women's issues, a video about woman's suffrage including African-American women, and a suffragist costume. 1920s-style garments also will be displayed courtesy the South Arkansas Arts Center.
The exhibit was developed with grant support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) Rebirth grant program, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Centennial Women’s Suffrage Project is a cross-disciplinary effort, founded by Carol Madere of the Department of Communication and Media Studies and Angela Dunnington of Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern Louisiana University, with participation by several other university departments. For more information, visit http://www.gritandgrace100.com
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