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Pueblo Heritage Museum - Colorado Women are Citizens Exhibit
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Colorado was in the forefront of the women’s suffrage movement, and a special exhibit at the Pueblo Heritage Museum will recognize those milestones which granted voting rights to women nationwide.

The “Colorado Women are Citizens” exhibit will come up the week of August 26th, and is planned to run through September 2020. Historian Kathy DeHerrera will give a presentation about the suffrage movement on Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to women in America, was ratified by Congress in 1920, nearly a century after the concept was first seriously debated. The Western states and territories were the first to adopt laws allowing women to vote. The State of Colorado was the first state to ratify women’s voting rights in Nov, 1893.

The exhibit at the Pueblo Heritage Museum will chronicle the struggle for equal suffrage in our state, and will recognize some of the many early proponents in Pueblo and throughout Colorado, including Elizabeth Ensley (who persuaded African American men to vote); Minnie Reynolds (who lobbied Colorado’s newspaper editors to give a voice to the suffragist movements); and Puebloan Carrie Clyde Holly who was one of three female legislators elected to the Statehouse in 1894.

Among the artifacts on display with this exhibit will be original 1910-era postcards featuring popular propaganda against suffragists; an original “Votes for Women” political pin; and an 1880s ballot box on loan from the Pueblo County Election Office.

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