Women's Vote Centennial hero

A Statewide Collaboration

2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado

2020 Women's Vote Centennial Colorado logo

 

The year 2020 is the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. As the first state to give women the right to vote by popular referendum in 1893, Colorado has a lot to be proud of as we recognize 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, which will lead efforts to commemorate 100 years since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and to recognize women’s suffrage in Colorado.

The Women’s Vote Centennial Commission and History Colorado will lead efforts to commemorate 100 years since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and recognize women’s suffrage in Colorado. Along with community partners statewide, we will 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 will give multi-generational audiences the opportunity to learn about the journey and struggle to achieve the women’s right to vote, 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.

#HerColorado

Additional Opportunities

VOTE: Artist Call for Exhibition

2020 Women & the VOTE seeks artists submissions relating to the 100th Anniversary of Amendment 19, which granted women the right to vote. Artists of all 2D and 3D media are encouraged to submit work related to the history, women and/or a personal reflection upon the Suffrage Movement and women’s continued quest for equanimity. The Women & the VOTE exhibition, titled, VOTE, is part of a larger community project that will host several events within Northern Colorado and beyond during the 2020 calendar year. More information about the 2020 Women and the VOTE project is available here.

The VOTE exhibition will be hosted at the nationally accredited Loveland Museum from February 8 through April 5, 2020. Artwork selected for this exhibition is intended to celebrate, educate and/or reflect upon the significance of the heroines (and heroes) of the past and present. All applications must be submitted through the CAFÉ (Call for Entry) website. Complete application details found here. The application deadline is August 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm. For more information, please email 2020WomenandtheVote@gmail.com.

Ongoing Activities

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.