Statewide Exhibit on 19th Amendment Coming to KWU

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A traveling exhibit celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment is coming to Kansas Wesleyan beginning Sept. 25. The KWU History Department and the local chapter of the League of Women Voters will co-host the exhibit on the women’s suffrage movement in the Student Activities Center, and admission is free. 

The exhibit contains large, visually-based panels, historical documents and photographs, and visitors can easily interact and dig more into the showcase. A printed guide will be provided that visitors can take home, and QR codes on the panels themselves can be scanned on site in order for those interested to get more information.

The goal of the display is not only to discuss the history behind the women’s suffrage movement that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment, but to encourage students and those who view the material to register to vote. It is part of two upcoming events at KWU that will recognize the suffrage movement, as the school's Wind Ensemble will host, “Voices of Eve: An Evening of Women in Music” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Sams Chapel, which includes world premieres of five songs written by female composers.  

The exhibit, created by the Kansas League of Women Voters, will be in Salina until October 12. KWU will be the host until Oct. 3, when the showing will be moved to the Smoky Hill Museum. It will then be at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 11-12.  

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters and KWU History Department will host a joint reception, which is open to the public, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Student Activities Center. Light refreshments will be served.