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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition on display at the History Center from October 23 through December 9, 2020. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the…

An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at  http://whplprograms.eventbrite.com

Forward Into Light at the History Center

Forward Into Light is a national campaign to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. Named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light, the campaign is sponsored by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, established by Congress…

Highway 17 Suffrage March

Celebrate the 19th Amendment on August 18 with women dressed in white to line up along Highway 17 in Polk County oldest city on the sidewalk with poster about the positive impact of women 6pm. All Polk County women are invited to come celebrate to the celebration.