Exhibit at North Lake County Public Library
(Article courtesy of the Montana State Library and edited by North Lake County Public Library)
North Lake County Public Library in Polson will host a 5-panel traveling exhibit which chronicles the civic political history of women in Montana. The display will be available for viewing through October 29th in the library’s foyer. It is free and open to the public.
The library is located at #2 First Ave. E. It is open 11 - 8 Monday through Thursday, 11 - 6 on Friday, and 11 - 4 Saturday.
The traveling exhibit, entitled “Leading the Way - Montana Woman Suffrage & the Struggle for Equal Citizenship” uses historic photographs, archival documents, and other rare materials to highlight the role Montana women played in fulfilling the promise of democracy and their full rights of citizenship.
Montana women seized their right to vote in November, 1914, when suffrage was extended to most women in the state.
To help celebrate this important centennial, an ad hoc committee of the Mansfield Library/University of Montana faculty, staff, students, and alumni created the exhibit with the support of Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities. Libraries across the Treasure State are hosting the exhibit to celebrate the centennial.
For more information, call the circulation desk 406-883-8225 or see the library’s website at: www.northlakecountylibrary.org
“The Awakening” depicts the role that the western states
played in leading the suffrage movement in the U.S. It is one of the images in the exhibition “Leading the Way - Montana Woman Suffrage & the Struggle for Equal Citizenship.”
Published by Puck Publishing Corporation, 295-309 Lafayette Street, New York. 1915.