Nebraska Suffrage Has a Long, Complicated History – Watch It Unfold at This Exhibit

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Learn more about this historical struggle at Votes For Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story at Nebraska History Museum on Tuesday, August 27th!

The struggle for women's suffrage in Nebraska had been going on for more than sixty years when Nebraska finally ratified the amendment on August 2, 1919. Strong and well-funded opposition to voting rights for women included both men and women; they had blocked women's suffrage for many complex reasons.

Nebraska's suffragists were persistent and believed in making their Nebraska a better place. They were doctors, lawyers, educators, philanthropists, community volunteers, and others who worked diligently toward their vision of a better Nebraska.
The suffragists' vision was not without bias and did not include suffrage for all. There were many struggles for equality for all Nebraskans both before and after ratification. “Votes For Women: Nebraska's Suffrage Story” looks back at our state's unique place in the history of the women's suffrage movement, and some of the many women who broke barriers here.

The Nebraska History Museum is part of History Nebraska. History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples.

Take a look back at the history of suffrage in Nebraska at Votes For Women: Nebraska's Suffrage Story. The exhibit will be on display through January 2021. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit

The team at Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska encourages our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer. If you are hoping to witness new sights and experiences, be sure to check out this phenomenal local event!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Nebraska History Museum
131 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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