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Suffrage 100

  1. Kenosha History Center Exhibit on Women's Suffrage

    February 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Kenosha History Center

    Carthage College intern Mia Morton has researched and designed this exhibit celebrating Women's Suffrage in Kenosha County. This exhibit looks at the figures and events in the efforts of local women to win the recognition of their civil rights, and the opposition to suffrage. Suffrage divided Kenosha's women between reformers and staunch traditionalists who asked "Why force a woman to vote?" This exhibit will run through the fall of 2020.

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  2. Kenosha History Center Woman's History Exhibit: "Public Freedom/Private Space"

    February 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Kenosha History Center

    The Kenosha History Center's ongoing Women's History exhibit, "Public Freedom/Private Space," looks at women in the early 20th century. As their place in public society was slowly won, the separate spheres of Victorian society transformed into shared public and private spaces. This exhibit makes use of the Dovie Horvitz Women's Collection, a curated collection of items representing the public and private lives of ordinary women from 1850 to 1950, and will be on display through 2020. The collection was generously donated to the History Center by Mrs. Horvitz, and an online database for the collection is available from the UW Library system at: https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/doviehorvitz/.

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  3. Exhibit: Women Making History

    March 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020 @ Northside Library

    During the month of March, visit the Northside Library lobby to see a dynamic and informative exhibit on the 19th Amendment and Women's Suffrage. Learn about women who have changed history and celebrate their remarkable achievements.

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  4. Call for Participants: Share Your Story

    March 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - May 31, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Southwest Library

    We all have stories that help shape who we are as individuals and as a community. Kenosha Public Library wants yours. Participants will be invited to share their stories and experiences based on three prompts. These will be recorded in The Hub Digital Media Lab. Everyone is invited - what stories do you have to tell? Call 262-546-6151 to get started or request more information. Story Prompts Include: - Who are the women who have inspired you? - Tell us about the first time you voted! - How has Kenosha changed during your lifetime?

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  5. Politics and Military Actions Book Club

    March 7, 2020, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Southwest Library

    This book club is designed for those interested in politics, political leaders, and military actions. Each month will have a different topic to read about and discuss. For more information, contact Scott Kroes at [email protected] or call 262-564-6318. For March, the topic will be the Women's Suffrage Movement! Pick any title related to this theme to read, then come join our discussion.

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  6. Art Jam with the Krazines: Women of Influence

    March 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lemon Street Gallery

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Krazines will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Lemon St. Gallery, where participants will be invited to create work based on our theme, "Women of Influence." You may create art or writing about the Suffragettes or any woman who has provided a positive influence on you or on the world-at-large. Our host site is a fitting place for this theme, founded by amazing women and run by amazing women. Cheers to all of them! Please bring your favorite art and writing supplies. We'll provide coffee and treats. $5.00 to help to cover the costs of printing our fabulous zine. If you have any questions about the Krazines and its activities, please write to us at [email protected]

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  7. Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show: "Women's Voices"

    March 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 29, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Kenosha Public Museum

    "Women's Voices" is the theme of the Southport Quilters Guild's Annual Members Show, which runs March 7-29 at the Kenosha Public Museum. Quilt Day festivities will be held Saturday, March 28, including a field poppies fusing workshop with Frieda Anderson ($40 per person, -- $25 for Friends of the Museums and Southport Quilters Guild members -- plus $30 supply fee; registration required) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., quilt demos and family activities from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and an art quilt presentation by Frieda Anderson at 2 p.m.

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  8. Get Out the Vote: Coffee with the Kenosha Candidates

    March 7, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Southwest Library and Northside Library

    The Wisconsin Primary is April 7, so do your civic duty and vote! Not sure who to vote for? Come chat with some of your local candidates, learn where they stand on issues, and see who aligns most closely to your own views while enjoying a nice cup o’ joe. Create a voting day checklist that you can take with you to the polls and discover voting day resources, such as transportation and information for voters with disabilities. Check our website near the end of February for more details (mykpl.info). Note: This event will be offered simultaneously at both Southwest and Northside Libraries.

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  9. International Women's Day at Blue House Books/Kenosha Creative Space

    March 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Kenosha Creative Space

    Join Blue House Books and Kenosha Creative Space for an International Women’s Day celebration. LIVE MUSIC Local all-female trio Violet Wilder will close out the night. PANELISTS ANNOUNCED Dr. Lesley H. Walker - Professor of Literatures and Languages & Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Dr. Michele Hancock - Professor of Practice in Education, Director of Urban Teacher Preparation Program and ACT Program at Carthage College Ebony Lewis - Author & Youth Warrior Jayna, Melissa, and Kimberly - members of Violet Wilder This event will include a panel discussion with some of the Kenosha communities most influential women, a book sale by all female authors and with themes of feminism and women empowerment, and a performance by the local female trio Violet Wilder. A cash bar will be available.

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