UPDATE–19th AMENDMENT EXHIBIT DELAYED UNTIL OCT. 30

The Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City now expects to open the statewide traveling exhibit on the 19th Amendment Centennial on Oct. 30, rather than Oct. 28.  Delivery of the display is delayed due to weather-related roadway conditions.

    Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas, the seven-panel exhibit will be set up in the museum’s Front Door Gallery, with free public viewing 1-5 p.m. seven days weekly until Nov. 6.

    The exhibit focuses on the struggle by Kansas and American women to gain the right to vote, which was achieved nationally 100 years ago when Tennessee became the necessary 36th U.S. state to ratify the constitutional amendment.  Women in Kansas succeeded in gaining the vote eight years earlier in 1912, but continued to push for universal American suffrage.

    The museum is located at 403 S. Fourth Street, adjacent to the pedestrian entry arches at Lee Richardson Zoo.