Exhibit Features Colorado’s Legacy of Women’s Suffrage

Exhibit Features Colorado’s Legacy of Women’s Suffrage

A new exhibit at the Byers-Evans House Museum tells the story of women’s voting rights in Colorado in tandem with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

By Meredith Sell • March 3, 2020

Whenever Colorado granted ladies the proper to vote in 1893, it became the very first state to expand suffrage towards the “weaker intercourse” by state referendum. Issue had been posed to voters that are male the November ballot, and in accordance with historian Gail Beaton in her own guide, Colorado ladies, the votes came ultimately back: 35,698 in favor, 29,462 opposed.

It wasn’t until 27 years later on that the remainder nation implemented suit by moving the nineteenth Amendment.

To celebrate a century associated with 19th Amendment, the middle for Colorado Women’s History is unveiling a brand new display, Bold ladies. Continue reading “Exhibit Features Colorado’s Legacy of Women’s Suffrage”