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.
Scroll down to see information about other than Centennial events. Check back here often to see all of the exciting things that will be happening.
February 15 at the Bigelow House.
A joint celebration was held of Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday on February 15, 1820 and the National League of Women Voters 100th, founded on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1920. Historians Shanna Stevenson and Sue Lean gave brief remarks on Susan B. Anthony's 1871 visit to Olympia and the Bigelow House. Miss Anthony's connections to LWV founder Carrie Chapman Catt and to Washington suffrage leader Emma Smith DeVoe, president of the National Council of Women Voters, the first national organization of voting women and forerunner of the National League of Women Voters was also noted. Suffrage Valentines were displayed. These fun photos were taken by Katherine Ransom, firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM: Sue Lean, LWVTC Centennial Liaison posted 1/5/2020
Dear Players and Potential Participants!
The Timberland Regional Library has published a splendid "19th Amendment 2020 Celebration / Historical Heritage Players" schedule of events with Votes for Women historical photos! However, our name is not quite right so we changing from Historical Pageant Players to Historical Heritage Players. Please note!
The dates to calendar are: March 4 Capital City Newcomers Club July 17 "Her Flag" at the Capitol and August 22 Washington State Capitol. More details below.
The back of the schedule lists woman suffrage books. This wonderful color hand-out was arranged for by Jamie Jenson, Thanks, Jamie!!
CALENDAR: SAVE the DATES!
FEBRUARY 10, 2020 2:00 p.m. at Sharyl Solberg's (phone for directions: 360 456-3297 c: 360 561-6333)
Historical Heritage Players (and Possible Participants / Understudies) Meeting
Invitation: 4:30 Leave for 5:00 p.m. for "Ahead of the Curve" Book Signing and Exhibit at the Office of the Secretary of State Reception at the Capitol. Optional, of course. They are so happy some of us are coming in costume!
AGENDA for FEBRUARY 10 at 2 p.m. Meeting
Costume Try-ons (bring things to share) Parade Possibilities: Flatbed Trailer, Decor, Marchers etc. / Future Events
2020 CALENDAR: COSTUMES ENCOURAGED ALWAYS!
February 10 Monday As above: Meeting at Sharyl's 2 p.m. / Office of Secretary of State Book Signing 5 p.m. at the Capitol
February 15 Saturday Bigelow House 1 to 3 p.m. 918 Glass NE Olympia, WA
A joint celebration of Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday on February 15, 1820 and the National League of Women Voters 100th, founded on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1920. Historians Shanna Stevenson and Sue Lean will give brief remarks on Susan B. Anthony's 1871 visit to Olympia and the Bigelow House as well as Miss Anthony's connections to LWV founder Carrie Chapman Catt and to Washington suffrage leader Emma Smith DeVoe, president of the National Council of Women Voters, the first national organization of voting women and forerunner of the National League of Women Voters.
Suffrage Valentines will be displayed and photographs taken. Sing a Suffrage SongFest. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by a Sing a Suffrage SongFest. Many of you have indicated you are coming in costume, Huzzah!
March 3 Tuesday Women's Club of Olympia 1002 Washington St. SE. Please Come in Costume at 11:30 for Noon PowerPoint Program by Shanna Stevenson. Coffee and dessert provided.
March 4 Wednesday Capital City Newcomers Club at Pellegrino's Event Center 5757 Littlerock Road SW across from Costco.
The 20 Historical Heritage Players/Key Suffrage Leaders who have signed up will be seated 2 per table to meet and greet and converse "historically speaking" with other guests before Shanna's PowerPoint presentation (12:30 - 1:00 p.m.) Please come at 11:00 a.m. Reservation information and choices for lunch ($17) will follow. Anyone can come, but we have been asked not to recruit anymore people! We need to pair up and decide who sits where for best conversation/most fun!
March 8 Sunday FYI This is International Women's Day FYI
March 18 and 25 Wednesdays Governors Mansion Special Tours focusing on the Ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Washington State Legislature on March 22, 1920. Washington was one of only 12 states to unanimously ratify; this interesting story was recently researched by Shanna Stevenson. For reservations (online only), please visit the Department of Enterprise Services website at https://apps.des.wa.gov/Mansion/Mansion.aspx. Reservations MUST be made at least 24-hours in advance. Photo ID required to enter the Governors Mansion.
July 4 Saturday Tumwater Fourth of July Parade
July 17 Friday HER FLAG National Art Project Event: Reception Room Legislative Building Washington State Capitol. Our "Winning the Vote" Pageant and the sewing on of Washington's stripe as the 35th State to Ratify the 19th Amendment
July 18 Saturday Lakefair Parade
(FYI July 19 Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood CANCELLED)
July 25 Saturday Tenino Oregon Trail Days Parade
August 22 Saturday Women's Vote 2020 Centennial Festival, our Historical Heritage Players present "Winning the Vote Historical Pageant in the Reception Room Legislative Building Washington State Capitol
FROM: THURSTON COMMUNITY MEDIUM posted 1/3/2020
Women's Suffrage in Thurston County: "Leading the Way"
A New Schmidt House History Talk is now on the air. Local Historian Shanna Stevenson presented her talk on Women's Suffrage in Thurston County on October 10, 2019. Watch now on channel 26, VOD , and on our YouTube channel.
Schmidt House History Talks is recorded at the Schmidt House every other Thursday of the month starting at noon. Seating is limited, but TCMedia covers new topics each month. Keep up-to-date on the latest Schmidt House History Talks eipsodes by checking the channel 26 listings on our website .
VARIOUS AND SUNDRY EVENTS
NUCLEAR WEAPONS NOWADAYS: WHAT YOU CAN KNOW AND DO – Mondays (4 sessions): February 24, March 2, 9, and 16. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Joanne Dufour, Glen Anderson, Mark Fleming, and James Manista
NOTE: The League believes that nuclear weapons should serve only a limited and specific function—that of deterring nuclear attack on the United States—until such time as these weapons are eliminated through arms-control and disarmament agreements. The goal of U.S. military policy, however, should be to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used. LWV position--https://www.lwv.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/LWV%202018-20%20Impact%20on%20Issues.pdf (p. 47+ of League Public Policy Positions 2018-2020, available at https://www.lwvwa.org/league-positions. posted 1/22/2020