Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana

Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana

The Women’s Giving Circle hosted a new traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana at the Bartholomew County Historical Society on Thursday, July 23.   The exhibit will be at the Bartholomew County Historical Society through August 5th. 

From the first Indiana Woman’s Rights Convention held in Dublin, Indiana in 1851 to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Hoosier women fought hard for over 70 years to gain the right to vote. Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana explores how women all across Indiana passionately labored for suffrage through countless meetings, campaigns, and other grassroots efforts. Despite many defeats and setbacks, they persisted towards the goal of full citizenship and the power to make change through voting.

Check out the attached highlight video of Leah Nahmais with Indiana Humanities talking about the exhibit.  A section about the history of women’s suffrage in Bartholomew County is also featured as part of the exhibit at the Bartholomew County Historical Society.