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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.
March 19, 2020 Statement
As you all are well aware, we are living in unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 virus and we’re all taking necessary measures to “flatten the curve.” Unfortunately, this means we must now suspend the Centennial Celebration’s Traveling Exhibit until May 18. The libraries, colleges, and museums scheduled to host the exhibit are now closed for at least two months, due to the orders of the governor and Kansas Department of Health and Environment. We are working with those affected communities (Hays, Goodland, Colby, Lincoln County, and Washburn University) to reschedule in the future.
Kim Montoya, Program Manager for the League of Women Voters of Kansas, who is overseeing the traveling exhibit tour, will still be the point person. She can be reached at 303-548-3764.
While we have every intention of resuming the exhibit schedule on May 18 in Wichita, we ask for your flexibility as everything about this situation is in flux. Once we’re back on schedule, we will post current exhibit locations on this page.
Thanks to all of you, our Centennial Celebration Traveling Exhibit has been a great success and has already been viewed by close to 60,000 Kansans since August 2019! We anxiously await being able to continue sharing the story of Kansas women’s suffrage, leadership, and civic engagement.
With much appreciation,
|March 15-May 19||Exhibit Suspended during Coronavirus Health Emergency|
|May 18-June 6||Wichita||May 20 Program and
Kansas African American Museum
10-5, T-F; Sat. 12-4; admission
|June 7-14||Wichita||Exhibit Showing||Old Cowtown Museum
1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67203
|June 14-20||Wichita||Exhibit Showing||Wichita Art Museum|
|June 21-July 9||Kansas City||Exhibit Showing||Kansas City Kansas Community College|
|July 10-25||Johnson County||Exhibit Showing||
Johnson County History Museum
Johnson County Arts/Heritage Center
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
Components of the traveling exhibit will be displayed at the state fair while volunteers staff voter registration tables and provide educational voting information in the booth. Volunteers who staff the booth pay their own expenses for lodging and meals.
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.
Locally Planned Events
This list will grow as coalition member organizations plan more events.
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
LWV Johnson County will host Rosie Rios, former US Treasurer, with birthday cake reception, on the 100th Anniversary of LWV and 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, at Yardley Hall. More information here.
Fri., Jun. 1, 2020
LWV Wichita: Women’s Suffrage March: During Riverfest Parade, costumed participants will march in celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote.
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