Just as suffragists didn’t let violence, negativity, or even incarceration stop them from fighting for the voting rights of women, the Indiana State Museum isn’t letting COVID-19 stop them from celebrating these incredible heroines and the milestone they worked so hard to achieve. This year, in addition to being a Presidential Election year, marks the 100th anniversary of women voting in Indiana.
From Saturday, August 29 through Friday, September 4, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will be hosting a Virtual Suffrage Centennial Block Party, which includes free talks, parties, workshops, and more—all free, and all online!
Join scholars, thinkers, artists, and fellow Hoosiers as they present and discuss an array of interesting, relevant, moving topics including stories of suffrage from the Indiana Historical Society vaults, Book Talks from authors, presentations of Indiana art and culture, and even a workshop about finding your female ancestors with the Indiana State Library’s Genealogy Collection Librarian! Additionally, they’ll have Facebook events and Zoom meetings and there’s even a public Spotify playlist featuring a variety of female empowerment anthems!
Whether you attend every virtual event, only a few, or none at all, you can ensure you can exercise your right to vote by registering to vote at https://indianavoters.in.gov/.
With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, Indiana 47713