Wednesday, March 4, 2020

19th Amendment Exhibit Opening Reception at Fielder House Museum

The League of Women Voters of Tarrant County in conjunction with the Fielder House Museum has put together an exhibit on the second floor of the museum to mark and celebrate 100th anniversaries surrounding the passage of 19th amendment and the creation of the League of Women Voters as well as some of the history of local Leagues to the present day.

Congress voted for the 19th amendment to the Constitution on June 4, 1919. Texas was the first southern state to ratify the amendment giving women the right to vote on June 28, 1919. On February 14, 1920, six months before the 19th amendment to the Constitution was fully ratified, the League was formally organized in Chicago as the national League of Women Voters. Since then, the League has helped millions of women and men become informed participants in government. The 36th state needed to ratify the 19th amendment was Tennessee, on August 18, 1920 and the 19th amendment was officially adopted on August 26, 1920.

Mark the opening of this exhibit by attending a reception on International Women's Day - Sunday, March 8th, during National Women's History Month - from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Remarks will begin at 2:30 pm. Speakers include LWV-TC co-president Nancy Stevens, Commissioner Devan Allen and Judge Susan McCoy. Light refreshments will be served.

Fielder House Museum
1616 W Abram St
Arlington, TX 76013

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