The Library has created a virtual exhibit of "Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders: The 19th Amendment Turns 100." THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
The names and contributions of Westport women central to the “Votes for Women” campaign and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 remain nearly forgotten. Learn about the Westport suffragists who helped change the course of history for American women for generations to come. Part of “Our Vote, Our Future,” the Library’s WestportREADS 2020 centennial celebration.
View a lib guide about the exhibit
On display: February 26-May 13
Funding provided in part by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center and thanks to Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities which supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
Smithsonian article on "The Long Battle for Women's Suffrage"