The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 1:50 pm

Statehouse ceremony to mark 100th anniversary of women's right to vote

The Journal Gazette

The Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial Commissioners and state officials will kick off the 100th anniversary of women's constitutional right to vote with a celebration at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

The event will be at the third-floor south atrium from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Jan. 16 -- the centennial anniversary of Indiana's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which became federal law when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on Aug. 18, 1920.

Participating in the kickoff will be centennial commissioners and their chair, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch; historian Anita Morgan; and state legislators. Partner organizations include the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Humanities Council and the Indianapolis Propylaeum.

Also on Jan. 16, the Steuben County Historical Society will host a women's suffrage centennial open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cyrus and Jennie Cline Memorial Museum in Angola.

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