Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Recurring daily until Sep 27.

Some events listed here have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead or check with the organizer's websites to verify the status of any local event.



Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women who organized and fought for the right to vote. 
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. This exhibit will broaden your understanding of the suffrage movement in the United States.  We have also highlighted many local political activist women. 
The poster exhibit will address women's political activism, explore the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and document the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of gender. 
Free to Members, General Admission applies.
Thank you to our local sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
AARP Springfield

Stanton & Mott Sponsors
Junior League of Springfield
National Art Shop
Pure Romance by Megan Berryessa

Susan B. Anthony Sponsor
Morey Mechlin
Events supporting 
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.

Tuesday, August 18 - 6 pm - Brown Derby International Wine Center Virtual Wine Tasting.  Celebrating women and leadership, join us as we partner with Brown Derby Wine Center, Good Clean Wine and Terrell Creek Farm as we toast women in the past from Springfield's history. Wine Kits can be purchased through Brown Derby. 

Wednesday, August 26 - 10 am - 4 pm - Voter Registration Celebrate Women's Equality Day by registering to vote.  The Springfield League of Women's Voter will have a booth at the History Museum to educate and register voters. Admission is not required to visit the booth.  
Wednesday, August 26 - 7 pm - Adult Book Club

We will be discussing The Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood.  Join our Facebook Private Group for more details. 


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Rose O'Neill: From Poverty to World-Renowned Artist, Suffragist & Activist by Susan Scott, President of Bonniebrook Historical Society. 
Join us for a virtual presentation as Susan Scott shares Rose O'Neill's courageous fight for women's rights and suffrage. This presentation will be through Zoom. Free to members, $10.00 for non-members.  Reserve your ticket here and we will send you a link to the presentation. 

  • Votes0 4d551798 5056 a348 3aa897a431c102e8


Dates Recurring daily until Sep 27.
Location History Museum on the Square
Address 154 Park Central Square - Springfield, MO 65806
A thorough effort has been made by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) to provide complete and accurate event listings. This information has been gathered from reliable sources, but it is still possible that all information may not be accurate. In addition, events are occasionally canceled, rescheduled, or postponed for a variety of reasons, and the SCVB is not always aware of these changes. As a result, the SCVB is not responsible for the accuracy of event information. It is recommended that participants verify information with the event organizer prior to attending or purchasing event tickets.

Start Date

Close ×

End Date

Clear Date Close ×