We are closed today.
Saturday, August 29
Starts at 5:00 PM
The McLean County Museum of History is pleased to participate in commemorating this seminal moment in U.S. women’s history, celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. While this amendment legally guaranteed that women could not be denied the right to vote by any State or the Federal Government, we acknowledge that much work still had to be done to guarantee the right to vote for all U.S. citizens regardless of race or sex. And we encourage the members of our community to learn more about that struggle for equal voting rights and how we must continue to work hard to ensure that right remains today.
Continuing with the celebrations that began on August 26 into the weekend, the Museum and League of Women Voters are participating in the Forward into Light nationwide campaign by lighting up the Museum Square August 28-30. To honor the historic suffrage slogan “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light,” cultural institutions across the nation will be changing their lights to purple and gold, the official suffrage colors, to mark the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. So come down to the Museum Square as we light the night to celebrate our voting rights!