Join the Celebration!
Activities will focus on educating voters about the importance of voting, increasing voter participation including voter registration, encouraging people to take an active role in the decision-making public policy process where their voices and votes count.
|June 21-July 9||Kansas City||Exhibit Showing||Kansas City Kansas Community College|
|July 9-24||Johnson County||Exhibit Showing||
Johnson County History Museum
Johnson County Arts/Heritage Center
|July 26-Aug. 1||Leavenworth County||Exhibit Showing||Basehor Community Library
1400 158th St.
Basehor, KS 66007
Leavenworth County Courthouse
300 Walnut St.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
|Aug 3-15||Emporia/Lyon County||Exhibit Showing||Lyon County History Center
711 Commercial St.
|Aug. 16-29||Independence||Exhibit Showing||Public Library Aug 16; Independence Historical Museum Arts Center Aug 21; Independence Community College Aug 21 – Aug 29|
|Aug. 30-Sept. 10||Pittsburg||Exhibit Showing||Pittsburg Public Library
308 N. Walnut St.
|Sept. 11-21||Hutchinson||Exhibit Showing||Kansas State Fair
|Sept. 21-28||Derby||Exhibit Showing||Derby Public Library
|Sept. 29- Oct. 2||Arkansas City||Exhibit Showing||Ark City Public Library
For more info on the stories told in our traveling exhibit, click on the links below. The links correspond to the QR codes on the exhibit panels.
- Moneka Women’s Rights Association
- Mamie Dillard
- Clarina Nichols
- Haudenosaunee Women
- Lilla Day Monroe
- Harry T. Burn
- Racism and the Suffrage Movement
- Carrie Langston Hughes
- Alice Paul
- Kansas Voting Stats
- Susanna Salter
- Do you know these women?
Exhibit at the Kansas State Fair
Sep. 11-20, 2020 | Hutchinson, Kansas
The LWVK booth at the Kansas State Fair will celebrate the Suffrage Centennial in the Sunflower South Building.
- the big 7-panel display of Kansas women’s voting history from pre-statehood through modern times
- a “Wheel-of-Information” for visitors to spin and answer questions about government, voting, and women’s suffrage
- a life-size cutout of a suffragist for a “Selfie with a Suffragist”
- opportunity for visitors to register to vote and request advance ballots
- lots of information on women leaders in Kansas
Booth volunteers receive free admission.
Statewide “March to the Polls”
The initial event will be held on August 22–23, 2020, the weekend before Women’s Equality Day, the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Activities are planned for Topeka, Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita, Lawrence, Salina, Hays, Garden City, Liberal, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Dodge City, Emporia, Pittsburg. Other cities or counties may be added. Marchers will walk from election offices or courthouses into the target neighborhoods—low income, high minority, gatherings of millennials, etc., and hold voter registration rallies and register voters. They will continue to work in these neighborhoods until the November election.
How to Donate
Please make checks payable to “League of Women Voters of Kansas.” This is the simplest, most direct way to benefit all aspects of the Centennial Celebration. For tax deductible contributions, make checks payable to “League of Women Voters of Kansas Education Fund.” LWVEF will hold money until requested by LWVK.
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger
Governor Laura Kelly