Past Events


Central

Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Meeting
July 29, 2019
4:00pm-5:00pm
Ohio Statehouse, State Room
1 Capital Square, Columbus, OH 43215
For more information contact Alicia Lang at 614-752-8110

Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Meeting
October 3, 2019
12:30 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse, State Room
1 Capital Square, Columbus, OH 43215
For more information contact Alicia Lang at 614.752.8110

An Exploration of African American Women’s Activism and Political Involvement
March 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Ohio State University, Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Join us for an exploration of African American women’s activism and political involvement. Dr. Nadine George-Graves will recite and discuss Sojourner Truth’s famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”, followed by a talk by Dr. Wendy Smooth on African American women in the political sphere, from voting to running for office. 
For more information, call 614.644.4980

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dublin
March 14, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Metro Center through the Dublin Historic Center
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]

100 Years of Ohio Women's Activism
March 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Join us for 100 Years of Ohio Women’s Activism as we kick-off our yearlong commemoration of the passing of the 19th Amendment. This amendment gave many women the right to vote by making it illegal to discriminate against voters on the basis of sex. This major victory was only the beginning for women’s activism. You’ll have the chance to learn more about women’s suffrage and activism – from the state’s earliest days to now. 
For more information, call 614.214.7086


100 Years of Women's Activism—Modern Activists in Conversation
 
March 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Hear three women featured in the traveling exhibit Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change talk about the 19th Amendment and the activism it’s inspired in their own lives. Moderated by Dr. Katherine Jellison, chair of Ohio University’s History Department and an expert in first ladies, gender in politics and women’s studies, with panelists Rhiannon Childs of the Ohio Women’s Alliance, 2016 Women’s March Ohio executive director; Paula Haines, executive director of Freedom a la Carte, a nonprofit that provides survivors of sex trafficking with support services and job training in the food service industry; and Julia Applegate, director of Equitas Health Institute at Equitas Health, where she leads LGBTQ+ health education, research and community engagement efforts to improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ communities across Ohio. Register for the panel discussion.
For more information, call 614.214.7086

Showdown in Tennessee: The Ratification of the 19th Amendment
March 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m. 
586 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215
Sherry Hall, Site Manager of the Harding Home & Memorial in Marion, will present Showdown in Tennessee: The Ratification of the 19th Amendment. This presentation paints the picture of the dramatic fight between pro- and anti- suffrage forces as they meet to decide if women will vote in the 1920 presidential election. $7/person.
For more information, call 614.464.2022

The History of Women’s Suffrage & Voting Rights 100 Years Later: A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin
March 26, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
The Ohio State University, Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, 11th Floor
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin, award-winning historian, author, and professor (Miami of Ohio) specializing in the history of women, gender, and sex in the United States. We will discuss the suffrage movement, the current climate for voting rights and Hamlin's new book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener. Copies of Free Thinker will be available for purchase at the event. They can also be purchased online starting March 17. Program 4:00 pm - Doors open and refreshments are available 4:15 pm - Interview with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin 5:00 pm - Campus partner recognition 5:15 pm - Refreshments and book signing 5:30 pm - Event concludes.
For more information, call 614.688.4980

Celebrate Women: Vision 2020-Women Organizing Mentoring Empowering Networking
March 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Ohio University Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH, 43130
The Celebrate Women conference is a full day of enlightening sessions - in health, business, professional, and social issues for women of all ages. The conference concludes with a performance called "Feisty Females from Ohio," produced by Betty Lou Higgins. Keynote speaker for the conference is THE VOICE contestant and motivational speaker, Kat Perkins, presenting Living a Fearless Life.
For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/lancaster/community/celebrate-women

NW

XIX- Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
January 31 through March 6, 2020
Gateway Arts Council Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio
The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Please join us in celebrating the momentous amendment through art. Gateway will be hosting XIX, composed only of women's portraits. The exhibit will run from January 31, 2020 to March 6, 2020. There will be an opening reception on January 31, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy some amazing art!
For more information, call 937.498.2787

Growing Women In Agriculture; An Empowerment Celebration
March 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Amos Press Building, 911 S Vandemark Rd, Sidney Ohio 45365
Enjoy an evening filled with agricultural education, empowerment, socializing, divine food, and drinks!
For more information, visit ofbf.org/2020/01/28/2020-shelby-county-women-in-agriculture-event/

 

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Northeast

Akron Rubber Ducks Women's Equality Day
August 25, 2019
2:00pm-5:00pm
Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
Ticket cost: $7.00
To purchase tickets, visit: groupmatics.events/s/other/womensequality
For questions about the event at large, please contact Sherry at [email protected]

19th Amendment Poster Scavenger Hunt
October 1 - December 10, 2019
100 posters about the Woman's Suffrage drive are located in businesses in Alliance, Salem, and Louisville. Contestants find 19 of them and are entered into a drawing for $50 vouchers.
For more information, contact the Alliance Area Preservation Society at 330.257.0323

Rally for Ratification
January 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
391 W. Washington St, Painesville Ohio 44060
Lake Erie College is hosting the Rally for Rarification as the kickoff for the yearlong Centennial Suffrage Celebration honoring our alumnae who empowered generations of women. On Jan 15th, Women in History are interpreting Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Frances Jennings Casement and Olivia Woodhull.
For more information, call 440.375.7389

The Right to Vote 15th & 19th Amendments Workshop on Primary Sources
February 19, 2020, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cleveland State University, Rhodes Tower Library Room 813, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleve., OH
Corrine L. Porter, exhibition curator of "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. will lead participants on locating, analyzing, and using national and local primary sources on suffrage.
For more information, call 216.901.4243

[email protected] with Dr. Sara Egge
February 19, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4th Floor of Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Historian Sara Egge (Centre College) will discuss her recent book WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND CITIZENSHIP IN THE MIDWEST. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

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Women's History Month Lecture Series: Women's Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence
March 2, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton OH 44708
In this special suffrage centennial year, join Executive Director Kim Kenney for a look back at how women won the vote. Learn about the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848, how the abolition movement sparked the fight for suffrage, and how the 19th Amendment came to be. A fascinating story that every woman should know! Cost per person is $10.
For more information, call 330.455.7043

2020 Woman of the Year Awards - Women's History Project of the Greater Akron Area
March 4, 2020, noon
Greystone Hall, 103 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308
Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, House Minority Leader will be the speaker at this year's program held at historic Greystone Hall. 2020 Recipients: Anne Armao - Creativity Betty Dalton - Posthumous Beverly Dillon - Imagination Esther Hexter - Faith Teresa LeGrair - Integrity Julie Miller - Inspiration Edie Steiner - Innovation S. Theresa Carter - Heroine Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with the event starting promptly at noon. The 2020 Woman of the Year Awards are presented by Summa Health. Individual ($40) and table sponsorship ($500) tickets are available. Please indicate your meal preference and email when registering.
For more information, email [email protected]

Legacy Lecture: Ohio Suffrage
March 4, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11 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. On March 4, listen to Carol Lasser of Oberlin College present Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women's Suffrage in Ohio. In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place in a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought Black and white suffragists together. The story of these complex relationships helps us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote.
For more information, call 330.452.0876

Women's History Month Lecture Series: Canton’s Women: Celebrating the Contributions of our Foremothers
March 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Executive Director Kim Kenney will look back at the contributions women have made to Canton’s history over the past 200 years. We will uncover the role women have played in our community through archival documents and photographs from our own collection. Learn more about some amazing female role models! Cost is $10 per person.
For more information, call 330.455.7043

Women's History Month Lecture Series: Feminine Fashion
March 16, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton OH 44708
Executive Director Kim Kenney takes an illustrated look at the evolution of fashion from 1860 to the present. Did you know that before the hemline rose above the ankle in the 1910s, no one paid much attention to their shoes? (No one could see them!) Or that in the Victorian Age, it was wildly popular to make jewelry out of human hair? Vintage advertisements add another interesting dimension to this program. Cost is $10 per person.
For more information, call 330.455.7043

Film and Discussion: Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
March 19, 2020, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cleveland State University Student Center, Room 313-315, E. 21st & Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH
Film showing of documentary Not for Ourselves Along: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony with discussion led by Dr. Andrea DeKoter, Superintendent of Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY
For more information, call 216.901.4243

Fun with FLOTUS: Vote Like a Girl
March 21, 2020 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon
National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702
Grab your school aged kid, alert the secret service, engage the motorcade and head to the National First Ladies’ Library for our exciting kids’ program. Each month will feature FLOTUS-inspired activities that will immerse your kid in history through hands-on learning experiences. This free program is best for ages 5 - 8. Advanced registration is recommended. Did you know that the 19th amendment celebrates its 100th birthday this year? Learn about suffragettes and gents who worked hard to get women the right to vote. We’ll read Miss Paul and the President, create our own suffragette sashes, and vote for our favorite pizza toping as we learn about voting rights.
For more information, call 440.717.3753

Women's History Month Lecture Series: Women in Science
March 23, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton OH 44708
Learn about the women behind the men! Science Director Lynette Reiner will take a look at the fascinating women who have changed science forever. Some women featured never received credit for their contributions to the field of science. Have you ever heard of Ada Lovelace, Mary Anning, or Caroline Herschel? These were important pioneers in their fields, well today you will get to see the amazing accomplishments of women in science throughout history.
For more information, call 330.455.7043

Southwest

With Devotion 
January 17, 2020-February 15, 2020
The Contemporary Dayton (formerly the Dayton Visual Arts Center)
118 North Jefferson St., Dayton, 45402
With Devotion is the first entry in the Still SHE Creates, a two-year series designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
For more information, visit thecontemporarydayton.org.

Battle Royale: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage
March 18, 2020 11:30 a.m.
Indian Hill Historical Society, Little Red Schoolhouse, 8100 Given Road, Cincinnati 45243
The fight for women’s right to vote was waged over several decades and culminated in 1919 with the passage of the 19th Amendment. Ohio women were major contributors to this herculean effort. Lecture: Katherine Durack Enjoy lunch, celebrate the centennial of this important event and learn about Ohio’s pivotal role in the process. Members $25; Non-members $30 Reservations required by March 7, 2020.
For more information email [email protected]

 

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Southeast

Silent Sky
October 3-5, October 8-12, 2019; 8:00 p.m.
Forum Theater 35 College Street Athens, OH 45701
In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this play focuses on the career of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Tickets are free for Ohio University students, $7 for other students, $10 for adults. American Sign Language performance on Oct. 10 and "talk back" sessions with the director following the Oct. 5 and 9 performances. For more info, call 740-593-1780.

Commemorating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage
November 21, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 69 Mill Street Athens, Ohio
Panel discussion about the women's suffrage movement, challenges faced by early women leaders, and why suffrage still matters today. Speakers will explore the synergies of the suffrage and abolition movements as well as the many challenges faced by black women, who continue to struggle for gender and racial equality. Speakers: Dr. Katherine Jellison, Ohio University; Dr. Treva B. Lindsey, The Ohio State University; and Jen Miller, League of Women Voters of Ohio.
For more information, call 740.593.4333

Selma
January 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
The Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
In honor of the suffrage centennial and Martin Luther King Day, the Athena Cinema will present a free showing of the film Selma, accompanied by a discussion of the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement. Historian Kimberly Little will serve as discussant.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Mankiller
February 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
In honor of the women's suffrage centennial, the Athena Cinema presents a free showing of Mankiller, a documentary about Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller. The film's producer-director, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, will introduce the film.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

100 Years of Change: An International Perspective
March 8, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), a panel of women representing the Global South will address questions raised in the upcoming exhibit Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, which will be on display at the Southeast Ohio History Center beginning March 16. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Suffragette
March 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Free showing of the film Suffragette, which deals with the closing years of the British suffrage movement. Dr. Carey Snyder of the Ohio University Department of English, and an expert in the literature of the British movement, will discuss the film, the history of the British movement, and the influence of the British movement on American suffragists.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

Ten-Thousand Feet for Freedom: Ohio's 1912 Woman Suffrage Parade
March 26, 2020, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Local Columbus historian Leslie Blankenship will give a presentation about the August 27, 1912, suffrage parade in Ohio's capital city. Her presentation will feature the words and experiences of parade vice chair Belle Coit Kelton.
For more information, call 740.591.1109

 

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