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Celebrating 100 Years Women's Right to Vote logo

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.

 


 

Date City/County Event Location Times More info
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.
Emporia, KS
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.
Pittburg, KS
see website
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.

  1. Moneka Women’s Rights Association
  2. Mamie Dillard
  3. Clarina Nichols
  4. Haudenosaunee Women
  5. Lilla Day Monroe
  6. Harry T. Burn
  7. Racism and the Suffrage Movement
  8. Carrie Langston Hughes
  9. Alice Paul
  10. Kansas Voting Stats
  11. Susanna Salter
  12. 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.

Highlights include:

  • 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.


Honorary Co-Chairs

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger
Jill Docking
Governor Laura Kelly