Our 2020 Centennial Celebration!
August Finale, 2020: We're teaming up with the Sunbonnet Sues to create a fabulous Centennial Celebration quilt which will be raffled off at our 2020 Centennial Finale Event. A BIG THANK YOU to the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club for your support! Sue Stenick, LWV member heading up the quilt project says "Our quilters for this are artists....our whole group feels passionate about the message of women getting the right to vote, and all the hard work and history that went into it."
January 18th and 19th: In partnership with Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA), join us for our Centennial kick-off celebration, a presentation of Miss Lillian, a Life of Some Significance. "Step inside the personal history of Jimmy Carter's mother in this one-woman show featuring internationally-known stage and television actress Carol Swarbrick." ~ OTA Theatre
January 30th: Selected presentations from the play Shattered Ceilings, a theatrical performance celebrating women involved with the Suffrage Movement and those who shattered their own personal ceilings — for themselves and women who followed. Venue: Peninsula College's Studium Generale.
Weekends February 21st through March 8th: Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) and LWV team up again to co-sponsor Quilters, "The musical story of a pioneer daughter and her six daughters that blends love, warmth, rich and lively humor, and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity." ~ NY Post
Additional Planned Events
- March/April: Port Angeles Playhouse event involving students.
- Summer: We'll be celebrating throughout the summer at local fairs, festivals, and at the Olympic Winery - so watch for us, and come on over to say hello!
Interested in Participating?
If you would like to join the Centennial Committee to volunteer for any of the above events, send your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Centennial Volunteer to let us know.
Short Films and Presentations on the Suffrage Movement
Women's Suffrage: A Crash Course in U.S. History (13:30 min) - Watch John Green, best selling author of The Fault In Our Stars, give this smart and funny overview of the fight for women's rights in the Progressive era.
Portrait of Persistance (time depends on how fast you click through) - A superb presentation from the Smithsonian on votes for women.
19: The Musical (96 min) - Performance selections of the new 19: The Musical, the dynamic story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland and the suffragists who fought to get women the right to vote -- the 19th Amendment.
The Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement (9:09 min) - The Washington State Women's Commission hired KD Hall Communications to create this video about the centennial of women’s suffrage and the role of black women in the suffrage movement.
Rightfully Hers (8:02 min) - A curator-led gallery tour of "Rightfully Hers" at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibit explores the diversity of women and strategies critical to winning women the right to vote.
One Woman, One Vote (2:19 min) - How could America call itself the world`s greatest democracy but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens? Why did so many people of both genders vehemently oppose giving women the vote, and how was this attitude overcome? One Woman, One Vote documents the seventy-year battle for woman suffrage, which finally culminated in the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution.