Women's Suffrage
Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment - Women's Suffrage: The Right to Vote
Posted on 09/04/2020

                                                            Celebrating 100 Years - Votes for Women

Although the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts is currently closed, we are proud to offer the following opportunities to our community.

Washington State is celebrating the National Women’s Suffrage Centennial of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Currently on display at the Karshner Center is the Ahead of the Curve exhibit presented by Legacy Washington.

Ahead of the Curve

Click the following link to view the exhibit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/ahead-of-the-curve/ 

The Karshner Center is hosting a digital performance of Living Voices: Hear My Voice that tells the story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. These productions are professionally filmed and include a historical introduction, impactful use of authentic film and archival images while telling a story. A live-streamed post-show discussion will occur with a Living Voices teaching artist. Links are provided for teachers and parents who are interested in accessing this wonderful opportunity for their students and children.

Women's Suffrage ParadeDesigned for grades 4-12, Hear My Voice is the story of Jessie, the daughter of a Political columnist fromTennessee, growing up in Washington, DC during the early 1900s. When her Great-Aunt Charlotte, a longtime suffragist, comes to Washington, she introduces Jessie to the movement.

Jessie begins to learn about the history of the women who started the movement, and those who oppose it, including her own parents.  Join the 72-year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote.

Living Voices Performance: Hear My Voicehttps://youtu.be/8mcOzLVffFM

Living Voices Teaching Guides: http://www.livingvoices.org/teachguide/teachguide.html

For more information email karshnercenter@puyallup.k12.wa.us

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