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Women's Suffrage Exhibit


August 21, 2019

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This photo captures the moment Catherine Flanagan, left, and Madeleine Watson, right, of the National Woman's Party were arrested as they picket with banners before the White House East Gate in 1917. The photo shows a heckling sailor to the left, policemen left and right, the arresting policewoman at the center, and a crowd of men behind. The photo by Harris & Ewing was retrieved from the Library of Congress.

The Fight For Suffrage will cover the movement for women to gain the right to vote in a temporary exhibit at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum at 211 S. Bench Street. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at a special preview for members of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. A portrayer of Susan B. Anthony, a renowned suffragette, will make an appearance at the opening.

Curator and Director of Outreach and Education Shelby Miller said Galena was a think tank for voting rights decades before the 19th amendment was rat...

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