Women’s suffrage exhibit comes to Anspach Hall

Celebrating the 94th anniversary of women’s suffrage, CMU welcomes the Petticoat Patriots, an exhibit which highlights the events during the 75 year fight for women’s rights.

Starting Monday, Anspach Hall’s first floor will house the “How Michigan Women Won the Vote” exhibit. Lasting until Nov. 4, the exhibit explores the major role that Michigan personally played in helping women achieve their right to vote.

Engaging stories, images and artifacts will be on display to help attendees learn about a crucial moment in history. Interactive elements will also be present at the event, such as a voting booth, with a “Vote Here” sign and ballot box. The stories of notable Michigan women who participated in the suffragist movement will also be on display, including that of Clara B. Arthur and Olympia Brown. Twenty other women’s stories will also be featured.

In a 2010 press release, Emily Fijol, Executive Director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, the Petticoat Patriots is noted as an event which will “delight visitors of all ages with engaging stories, images, and artifacts”.

“The mission of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center is to inspire and engage adults and children by celebrating Michigan women’s history, promoting educational opportunities, and honoring the accomplishments of Michigan women,” Fijol said.

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the event is free to all students.


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