The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gives some women in the U.S. the right to vote. Before 1920, women in this country were ruled by a government they had no voice in choosing. The suffrage movement spanned 72 years in United States of America, beginning with the first women’s right convention in Seneca Falls, NY and culminating in Washington DC with the infamous Silent Sentinels protesting outside the White House during President Wilson’s 2nd term as President.
To honor a few of the women throughout this period in history, The West Linn Historical Society along with West Linn artist Elizabeth Rocchia, developed an exhibit that was available to view in several West Linn Parks beginning Sunday, June 14, 2020 through July 5, 2020. The exhibit consists of charming, life-size, artist renditions of suffragettes. These hand painted wooden displays had biographical information introducing you to some of the leading women in the suffrage movement.
Below are some of the individuals featured in our exhibit and others that were important to the history of the suffrage movement in United States.
Suffrage Exhibit Schedule at West Linn Parks
June 14, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at Willamette Park Centennial Path
June 21, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at Mary S Young Park path in the woods
June 28, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at Field's Bridge Park path along the Tualatin River
July 5, 2020 from 9am - 4pm at McLean House path in the garden