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July 1, 2020:
We are so grateful to The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History for giving the Petticoat Patriots Exhibit a much needed makeover!  The Castle Museum is now open for tours and is showcasing our Petticoat Patriots exhibit in celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.  Go check it out and learn about Michigan’s woman suffrage movement!  Visit their website to learn more: https://www.castlemuseum.org/

Before the makeover
After the makeover!
Voting booth set up in exhibit

For more information, contact Meaghan Bergman at 517-489-3486 or mbergman@miwf.org

Resources for the Centennial Celebration of
Women’s Suffrage

“Historic Newspapers don’t just make it possible to view the past. You can explore it.”

“Our women’s suffrage timeline was created to show that suffrage was not only a question of gender, but of race and social status too. We wanted to make awareness of some key events and individuals from the suffrage movement leading up to the vote, as well as after the 19th Amendment, to show the progression of women’s rights up to the present.”

View Women’s Suffrage Timeline Here

Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Center offers a digital history exhibit that tells the rich history of women’s suffrage in Grand Rapids and Michigan as well as other resources.

View Website Navigation Guide Here

“We uncover, preserve, and celebrate the rich history of women in our community.”

The long-anticipated statue of American Suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being signed into the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. It was the first-ever statue in New York’s Central Park depicting real women!