Women's Vote Centennial hero

A Statewide Collaboration

2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado

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The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. As the first state to enact equal suffrage through popular vote—on November 7, 1893—Colorado has a lot to commemorate as we recognize the amendment's progress and rally together for greater empowerment and equality.

In anticipation of the centennial, former governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order creating the Women’s Vote Centennial Commission. The Commission and History Colorado lead efforts, together with community partners statewide, to bridge the gap from recognizing the importance of history to understanding how it impacts the here and now.

The Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado//2020 gives multi-generational audiences the opportunity to learn about the journey and struggle to achieve voting rights, understand the contributions of women in Colorado history, and underscore the value of each of our voices with the right to vote.

Let’s remember those who fought on our behalf, explore the stories of success and setback, and most of all, let’s continue to vote.


Additional Opportunities

Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House:

Host a Votes for Women Tea to commemorate the women’s suffrage centennial at the Center for Colorado Women’s History in the historic Byers-Evans House! Our Votes for Women Tea takes you on a guided tour of the historic home and then to the woman suffrage themed tea room to enjoy a three-course tea of fresh fruit, scones, tea sandwiches, desserts, and our Lady Evans Tea. Our tea room can host up to 24 guests and you can enjoy the full tour and tea experience for $25 per guest ($20 per History Colorado Member). To arrange your Votes for Women Tea or if you have further inquiries, e-mail HC_CoWomensHistory@state.co.us or call us at 303-620-4933.


Women’s Vote Centennial Symposium

In conjunction with the Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado // 2020, History Colorado will be holding the Colorado Women’s Vote Centennial Symposium on February 22, 2020, from 8 am to 5 pm at the History Colorado Center.

The symposium is open to the public and seeks to impact the community by providing a forum for sharing new research and creative work on the topic of women’s suffrage, examining the interpretation and representation of the movement, and sharing newly collected artifacts and archives. The mission of this event is to inspire educators, museum professionals, researchers, artists, writers and individuals from all walks of life to approach women’s suffrage history with a broader and more critical lens, to challenge the iconic narratives and myths often associated with this history and to examine the intersections of race, gender, socio-economic conditions, religion and citizenship in the Colorado and national women’s suffrage campaign.

For more information and to submit a panel proposal, please visit the Symposium web page. The deadline for submissions is January 10.

A collaboration led by History Colorado and the Colorado Women's Vote Centennial Commission with the generous support of: