Events

Due to Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, all events scheduled between March 22nd and April 6th have been canceled. Events scheduled after April 6th are subject to cancellation pending an extension of the Stay at Home Order. If you have any questions or wish to update/remove your event, please email [email protected].



Central

Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art
November 2, 2019 - May 3, 2020 (Exhibit Hours: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Tuesday - Sunday, Closed Monday)
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Sullivant Hall, Robinson Gallery, 1813 N. High Street
Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art is a celebration of how women have defined the field of comics and cartoon art for generations.
For more information, call 614.292.1134

RED WHITE and BLUE: A salute to 100 years of the 19th amendment!
March 1-30, 2020, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends
The Ohio Statehouse
The Athena Art Society will exhibit original art works with the theme, “RED WHITE and BLUE: A salute to 100 years of the 19th amendment!” during Women’s History Month at the Ohio Statehouse. Formed in 1903, the Athena Art Society is the oldest continuous women’s art organization in the country. Their mission continues to promote and develop the visual arts and stimulate community participation.
For more information, call 614.728.4135

Celebrating 100 Years & Embracing the Future
March 31, 2020
7:00 pm
OSU Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43210
Keynote speaker: Emmy-winning Journalist, Maria Hinojosa, and a conversation with local journalists.
As we celebrate the 19th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters, we are focused on what’s next – what we must all do together now and into the next century to safeguard democracy and bring equality and justice to all people of all races, creeds, nationalities, sexual orientation, gender identity and ages.
For more information please contact the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus at 614.837.1089 or [email protected]

Crafting Herstory : A Suffrage Banner Workshop
April 4th, 2020 12 noon - 3:00 p.m.
15 W Dunedin Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43214
Please join The Matriots PAC and Sarah Marsom, Hertitage Resource Consultant, Crafter, and founder of The Tiny Activist Project for a crafting event like no other in this 100th anniversary year of women's suffrage. In this workshop, you'll learn about the people, places, and iconography important to the suffrage movement and you'll create your own suffrage banner, as an homage to the suffrage movement and a voice for the political moment for women in America today. You'll also learn how The Matriots is activating that legacy to elect more women of Ohio to political office in this pivotal election year. Advance Registration Required: wildcatgiftandparty.com/collections/workshops/products/crafting-herstory-a-suffrage-banner-workshop
For more information, call 336.324.0648

How Women's Suffrage Influenced Women's Fashions
April 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
586 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215
Marlise Schoeny, Assistant Curator of the Ohio State University's Costume & Textiles Museum, will present "How Women's Suffrage Influenced Women's Fashions." From its very beginning in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, the women's rights movement was closely intertwined with debates surrounding women's fashion. By the beginning of the 20th century the general uniform of a "smart suit" or white dress was established. This presentation will trace the evolution of the fashion of suffragists and how clothing is a powerful symbol of the women's rights movement both then and now. $7/person.
For more information, call 614.464.2022

Memorial Day Parade - Grandview Heights
Saturday, May 23, 9:00 a.m.
First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd
Join other suffragists and League of Women Voters members to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Wear white and join the parade! (Distance 1.4 miles. Ends at Louis Stevenson Elementary ,1065 Oxley Road)
For more information, email [email protected]

Fourth of July Parade - Upper Arlington
July 4, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Northwest Boulevard and Zollinger Road
Join other suffragists and League of Women Voters members to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Wear white and join the parade!
For more information, email [email protected]

Exhibition: Ohio Printmakers: Celebrate Women
August 4 2020 - September 19, 2020
OSU Urban Arts Space (50 West Town St., Columbus)
Jan. 1 -- Call for Entry Information, at callforentry.org FOR Ohio Printmakers, Ohio Art Educators, Ohio HS Students, Ohio College Students. All traditional hand-pulled printmaking methods welcome April 1 -- Entry Deadline May 1 -- Notification of Juror's Selections for Exhibition
For more information, call 614.444.2473

Ohio Printmakers: Celebrate Women!
August 4 - September 19
OSU Urban Arts Space (50 West Town St., Columbus)

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Northwest

A Story of Persistence; The Women's Suffrage Movement
February 5, 2020 - December 23, 2020
The Hancock Historical Museum, Findlay
For more information, visit hancockhistoricalmuseum.org

Women Rock the Vote at the Fourth Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival
June 6, 2020, noon to 7:00 p.m.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay
This year the NPS is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment. The 2020 festival will feature all female, and female led bands to further honor Women's Right To Vote. 

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Northeast

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change Exhibit
March 2 to April 30, 2020
8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F
110 Central Plaza S, Suite 401, Canton OH 44702
A traveling exhibit produced by the Ohio History Connection to aide in statewide commemoration of the 19th amendment centennial. An opening reception will be held on March 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with brief remarks by Stark County Commissioner Janet Creighton.

Film and Discussion: 15th and 19th Amendments
March 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cleveland State University Student Center Rm. 313-315, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Documentary: Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony with Discussion led by Dr. Andrea DeKoter, Superintendent, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY This program is a collaboration between Cleveland State University Dept. of History and the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio.

Remember the Ladies: The 1850 Women's Rights Convention in Salem
April 22, 2020
1:00 p.m.
110 Central Plaza S, Suite 401, Canton OH 44702
Learn about the struggle for women's right to vote through letters and speeches from the women who attended the 1850 Women’s Rights Convention in Salem.
For more information, call 330.451.7380

Women’s Suffrage Movement Event
April 29, 2020, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North Canton Public Library, 185 North Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720
2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Celebrate the milestone with us and Massillon Museum Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl as she shares the stories of the movers and the shakers in our area, like Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, and Caroline McCullough Everhard, who helped women get elected to the board of education and vote in municipal elections even before full suffrage. Registration begins Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m., but is not required. Walk-ins welcome.
For more information, visit ncantonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=7843&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/04/01

Meet Carrie Chapman Catt
April 30, 2020 7:00 p.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton OH 44708
Carrie Chapman Catt campaigned tirelessly for women’s suffrage. Her will and dedication remained strong, even in times of defeat. In 1892, Susan B. Anthony took over leadership of NAWSA. Catt worked alongside Anthony, organizing campaigns across the nation and influencing the direction NAWSA took. When Anthony retired as president of NAWSA, she chose Catt as her successor. While she was president, the 19th amendment passed and American women earned the right to vote. Catt’s work did not end there, however. She viewed this as a great beginning for women. NAWSA dissolved and from it, Catt helped form the League of Women Voters. Their goal was to educate women on issues in a bi-partisan forum. This first-person program is presented by Dr. Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University. This program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Cost is $10 per person. 
For more information, call 330.455.7043

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change Exhibit
May 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
This traveling exhibit from the Ohio History Connection will examine and celebrate the path taken by Ohio women to achieve the right to vote, as well as the history of civic action led by a diverse spectrum of Ohio women throughout American history.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Breaking the Glass Ceiling Exhibit
May 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
The history of women running for president in the United States spans 140 years, but only in the last five years has a female candidate been taken seriously as a viable contender or come within reach of a major party nomination. Exploring these stories will require visitors to reckon with complicated questions regarding our political system and values. The exhibit will reflect the many experiences of women inclusive of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability and gender identity. Furthermore, as it is important to examine the present by looking at issues of the past, we will explore how current issues such as how gender bias is connected to the stories of the past such as the Civil Rights Act, the right to own property or vote.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Campaigning First Ladies Exhibit
May 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
First Ladies have played an important role in the campaigns of their husbands since the early presidential elections. That role has, however, evolved as women slowly became accepted into the political arena over time. The exhibit examines the changing role of a potential first lady in forms of campaigning technique and motives; the growing freedom to sway public opinion, give voice to causes, personal opinions, and political advocacy.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Legacy Lecture: Sojourner Truth
May 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
Event Information : To celebrate the May - October 2020 exhibit, First Ladies on the Campaign Trail, the 2020 Legacy Lecture Series will feature experts who will discuss their take on campaigning, woman suffrage, and women's rights. Join us on May 6 to hear Nancy Foye Cox and Josy Jones present the story of abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth with a lecture and living history.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Women and Politics
Exhibit grand opening at May 22, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cleveland History Center,10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Women and Politics traces the story of women in politics, exploring the early days of the suffragist movement, the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, the birth and growth of the League of Women Voters as a force for clean government and the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power on the local, state and national levels.
For more information visit www.wrhs.org. 

 

Bus Trip to Seneca Falls
June 10-12, 2020, 7:00 a.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton OH 44708
Join us for a trip to the “Birthplace of Women’s Suffrage!” We will visit Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite, Women’s Rights National Historic Park, National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Seneca Falls Historical Society. The trip includes all meals (except one lunch on your own) and a wine tasting. Please call for more information. Pricing: $380 • Double Occupancy/Museum Member $400 • Double Occupancy/Non-Member $495 • Single Occupancy/Museum Member $510 • Single Occupancy/Non-Member
For more information, call 330.455.7043

Legacy Lecture: First Ladies and Suffrage
June 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
To celebrate the May - October 2020 exhibit, First Ladies on the Campaign Trail, the 2020 Legacy Lecture Series will feature experts who will discuss their take on campaigning, woman suffrage, and women's rights. Join us on June 17 to hear the National First Ladies' Library curator Michelle Gullion present a lecture about First Ladies of the United States and their involvement in woman suffrage.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Event Title : Legacy Lecture: Victoria Woodhull
July 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
To celebrate the May - October 2020 exhibit, First Ladies on the Campaign Trail, the 2020 Legacy Lecture Series will feature experts who will discuss their take on campaigning, woman suffrage, and women's rights. Join us on July 1 to hear Dr. Judith Dann present "Victoria Woodhull: Queen Victoria or Mrs. Satan?" She will explore the life of Victoria Woodhull and the adversity she overcame to be the first woman U.S. Presidential candidate in 1872. We will discuss other “firsts” that this great lady from central Ohio achieved and will look at some of her ideological platforms. Reviled by some, revered by others, we will focus on popular perception of this controversial woman.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Book Club: The Invention of Wings
November 19, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
Join us for a discussion of a different women's history-inspired book each season. We’ll explore fiction and non-fiction and examine some of the historical connections and issues highlighted in each book. In November we will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. This novel examines the Grimké sisters, Sarah and Angelina, who were at the forefront of the abolitionist and women's rights movements from the perspective of a young slave, Hetty.
For more information, call 440.717.3753

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Southwest

Art at the Oratory: Sharon Thomson and PONES!
May 3, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
931 O'Bannonille Road, Loveland, OH
Sharon—an active member in the modern feminist movement— will talk about the creative process, her founding of the Poetry Ritual Theater, do a reading of selections of her work with PONES adding an interactive performance to her spoken words, and will have a workshop where attendees can write their own poems. In honor of the 19th Amendment—that great watershed event of the same progressive spirit that gave birth to The Grail—this year we will focus on HERstory through our Art at the Oratory series. The series will showcase a Grail member and her art, partnering with community organizations that reflect our goals and values. The showcases will be multi-faceted and collaborative and will come from a place of “how does/did art and creative expression change lives, change communities?” challenging attendees to consider how they too can create for transformation. Each showcase will be connected through a traditional exhibit tying the three into an arc discussing the role of creative expression in change, how community histories can be traced through the art it creates, and how this snapshot of personal HERstory—a sampling of the Grail story—could not exist outside or without the 19th Amendment.
For more information, call 513.683.2340 extension 1

Women Breaking Boundaries Cincinnati Art Museum Exhibit
October 11, 2019-April 12, 2020
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
For more info: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/womenbreakingboundaries

 

Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice
February 22, 2020, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Kick off our the Year of the Woman series viewing and discussing an award-winning documentary. Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African-American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.
For more information: stowehousecincy.org/semi-colon-club.html

TEDxDaytonSalon | Women
February 29, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third Street, Downtown Dayton
Featuring presentations from eight speakers, the half-day event will be moderated by Sierra Leone, a past TEDxDayton Speaker and president and artistic Director of OFP Theatre Company.
For more information: tedxdayton.com/salon-women


From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America
April 25, 2020, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Come discuss Ohio author Kimberly Hamlin's first book, From Eve to Evolution, which analyzes how women used evolutionary theory for feminist purpose.
For more information, call 513.751.0651

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century
June 27, 2020, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Come discuss We Are Your Sisters by historian Dorothy Sterling, a collection of letters, oral histories, and excerpts from diaries and autobiographies of black women ranging from periods of enslavement and family life to political activity after the Civil War.
For more information, call 513.751.0651

The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere
August 22, 2020, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Come discuss the range of opinions the Beecher sisters held on topics such as the women's suffrage movement described in this book by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley, and Anne Margolis. 
For more information, call 513.751.0651

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
October 24, 2020, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Come discuss Caroline Criado Perez's provocative book detailing the lack of data including women. She argues that because so much data fails to take into account gender, treating men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.
For more information, call 513.751.0651

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Southeast

Women Pioneers: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
January 13-May 1, 2020, 10 am-9 pm Sat.-Sun., 8 am-12 am Mon.-Thurs., 8 am-9 pm Fri.
4th Floor Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Exhibit on the suffrage centennial featuring materials from Alden Library's Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. Student researcher-curators Harmony Renn and Saraya Abner will present an exhibit talk and tour at 4-5 pm on February 3.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change
March 16-April 5, 2020, 10 am-4 pm, Wed-Sat, other times by appointment
Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Traveling Suffrage Centennial exhibit from the Ohio History Connection.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change
April 6-April 26, 2020, 10 am-9 pm Sat.-Sun., 8 am-12 am Mon.-Thurs., 8 am-9 pm Fri.
4th Floor of Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Traveling Suffrage Centennial exhibit from the Ohio History Connection.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Iron-Jawed Angels
April 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Free showing of the film Iron-Jawed Angels, which portrays the closing years of the U.S. women's suffrage movement.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

100th Anniversary Celebration of the 19th Amendment/Women's Vote
August 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Eagles Club - 407 W. Riverside Dr., McConnelsville 43756
An all women's dinner celebrating the 19th Amend. for women's vote. Speaker will be Judge Sharon Kennedy of the Ohio St. Supreme Court. Tickets: $10.00. (Bring ticket to dinner.)
For more information, call 740.962.5642

 

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