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2020 marked an important election anniversary for the United States of America: it marked 100 years since many women won the right to vote. That’s 25 presidential elections that most women have been able to vote in since the passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as many important federal and local elections. To mark this important anniversary, the Vermont Maritime Museum and the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership created a travelling exhibit to explore what this journey was like right in the Champlain Valley and honors the complexities of the movement. Win a commemorative suffrage coin by taking the suffrage trivia challenge after learning about the fight for vote!
The text and images here are originally from a Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership traveling exhibit Women’s Suffrage in the Champlain Valley, researched and written by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. For more information about the traveling exhibit, contact CVNHP: https://champlainvalleynhp.org/. Image Credit: “Annette Parmelee” Broadside Poster. Randolph Suffrage Club, 1914. Courtesy of the Vermont Historical Society.