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Exhibit Opening Reception for "A Century of Civic Engagement"

  • 26 Apr 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Landmark Center | 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

On the eve of the League of Women Voters State Convention, join the League of Women Voters Minnesota, League of Women Voters of St. Paul and Landmark Center to view "A Century of Civic Engagement," presented in honor of the 100th anniversaries of both LWV Minnesota and LWVSP.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. During the reception on Friday, April 26, enjoy light refreshments and great conversation about the civic engagement that has been at the core of Minnesota life for a century. The new CEO of LWV of the United States, Virginia Kase, will be a special guest.

RSVP | Registration is not required but it is appreciated on Eventbrite.

Downtown parking information available at www.landmarkcenter.org.

Exhibit Info

"A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters in Minnesota"

Background and Overview

LWV Minnesota will launch its traveling exhibit at Landmark Center, delving into the organization’s mission and history over the past century and augmented by the history and images of LWV St. Paul, which began as the Ramsey County League of Women Voters.

Even before ratification of the 19th Amendment, Carrie Chapman Catt initiated a plan to replace the National American Woman Suffrage Association and carry their legislative and leadership initiatives forward through the League of Women Voters. Over the past century, our state and local chapters of the League would help Minnesotans fulfill their responsibilities as educated voters while the League pressed for non-partisan legislation and activism to protect democratic principles. As we approach the 19th Amendment's centennial year, the League of Women Voters Minnesota and St. Paul are celebrating by presenting this exhibit to commemorate the unique history of woman suffrage in Minnesota, and to recognize LWV's mission and history in Minnesota over the past century.

The exhibit:

  • Highlights the women who brought suffrage to Minnesota
  • Uncovers the nuances of diversity and inclusion within the suffrage movement
  • Recognizes and celebrate a century of activism by LWV Minnesota 
  • Activates visitors to educate themselves and to vote 
  • Reminds visitors that democracy depends on their participation
  • Empowers visitors in defense of democracy

The exhibit will be on display at Landmark Center through May 28.  It is sponsored by LWV Minnesota, LWVSP and Landmark Center.

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