Cheers for Women!A virtual History After Hours Event
$10 members$15 not yet membersFREE for History After Hours 2020 Package Holders
Image credit: Queen of the poll illustrated postcard satirizing women's suffrage, featuring a woman dressed in finery, smoking, and standing beside post with leaflets promoting women for various public offices. "Suffragette series no 9." Published in 1909. WSHS catalog ID: 2010.211.7.
As part of Washington State Historical Society's Year of the Woman, gather with us in an online forum to celebrate and raise your History After Hours glass from the comfort of your own home.Event: October 29, 7:00-9:30 PMThe evening's activities will include:
- A mixology lesson for a special toast to Washington women
- A fun and simple craft project
- A close-up look at images from the Historical Society's collections related to the fight for women’s suffrage
- A lively presentation from Humanities Washington speaker Mayumi Tsutakwa who will highlight diverse Washington women of note including jazz musician Ruby Bishop, photographer Imogen Cunningham, journalist/activist Anna Louise Strong, Upper Skagit linguist Vi Hilbert, and artist Priscilla Chong Jue.How to Take Part
- Buy your tickets online by October 11 to ensure you get your very own History After Hours Kit which includes two History After Hours glasses, crafting materials, postcards featuring images from our collections, Suffrage Centennial buttons and more!
- Pick up your History After Hours Kit at one of these locations:
- Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, from 10 AM-5 PM, only on Oct. 23-25 or Oct. 27-29
- Three Magnets Brewing Co. at 600 Franklin Street SE, Suite 105, Olympia, only on Oct. 23-25 or Oct. 27-29. Call for pick-up hours: 360-972-2481.Then enjoy jumping into the event online via Zoom on October 29! The Zoom link will be emailed to you after you purchase tickets. See you at Cheers for Women!
What: Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do
When: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7
McClatchy’s four Washington news organizations. The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald and Tri-City Herald are doing essential reporting around the clock, seven days a week.
They will share examples of it in Washington’s local elections and strategies for spotting it as you look to make the best possible decisions for your community in November. They will give you a roadmap for spotting false claims and help you learn how to set the record straight.
They will bring together misinformation experts from academia and technology, including event partners Microsoft and University of Washington, local reporters and policymakers to discuss how we can navigate with confidence an election unlike any other.
A 19th Amendment stamp is coming out on August 22nd.
Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour — Aug. 26
The last stop on this eight-episode video series that explores Washington state’s connections to the larger national history of women’s suffrage was Olympia. This series was hosted by a local historical organization, exploring women’s suffrage history in their geographic region, its legacy and ties to national women’s suffrage efforts. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website; washingtonhistory.org.
To view the Olympia Whistle Stop, click here