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Cheers for Women!
A virtual History After Hours Event
$10 members
$15 not yet members
FREE 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 PM
The 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
  1. 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!
  2. 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

Where: This free event will livestream on,, and

RSVP here

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.

2020 is the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote.  There will be a number of evens hosted to acknowledge and celebrate the Centennial and the involvement of the League of Women Voters. 


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;


To view the Olympia Whistle Stop, click here

So many ways to celebrate (and educate yourself) this month of the Centennial, without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Here’s just a few we’ve come across. We’ll post others on Facebook as we hear about them.
Alice Paul, chair of the National Woman's Party, unfurls the ratification banner after Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, making women's suffrage legal in the United States. Taken in front of the National Woman's Party headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo from the Library of Congress)
  • Ahead of the Curve, a Legacy Washington website dedicated to highlighting the stories of Washington State women who have impacted the history of the state.
  • Celebrate Women’s Activism, a project collecting stories of women activists from around the world. Share your story!
  • Centennial T-shirt from the LWV of Whidbey Island, designed by board member Karin Bolstad and available to purchase in two colors on the LWV of Whidbey website.
  • Face the Music 4ERA, a national online music concert on Facebook August 26 at 5 p.m. PT, will celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage with songs of unity and action.
  • She Votes! podcast, an eight-part documentary that discusses the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement, presented by ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.
  • Stephanie Coontz interview with Legacy Washington recorded in July. Coontz is a noted author and historian and expert on family and marriage who influenced the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
  • Toast to Tenacity–Vision 2020, a virtual tribute to Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 9 a.m. PT will webcast from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia and feature well-known speakers and  a ceremonial ringing of the Justice Bell.
  • Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, collecting sites from around the country related to the story of suffrage. Check out the Washington State sites!
  • Women’s Suffrage Centennial Update Gazette is available to download free from the National Women’s History Alliance.
  • Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative has many more events and access to online exhibits on its website, with more being added all the time.

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