Skip to main content


Votes For Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Showing Now Through November in the Stuhr Building
Regular Admission Fees Apply
Viewing Available From 10 am - 4 pm Mondays - Saturdays, Noon - 4 on Sundays
For more information call (308) 385-5316

Stuhr Museum is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote with this poster exhibit "Votes For Women: A Portrait of Persistence" running now through November in the Stuhr Building.

This exhibit will be part of the "Celebrate the Vote" event on Sunday, September 6th. 

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Join the Smithsonian in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. This free, dynamic poster exhibition will explore the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.

The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and also, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment. Based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name, Votes for Women will broaden visitors' understanding of the suffrage movement in the United States. The poster exhibition will address women's political activism, explore the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and document the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of gender. It will also touch upon the suffrage movement's relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.

This exhibit is now on display. For more information call (308) 385-5316.