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Exhibit Shows Colorado’s Legacy of Women’s Suffrage

A new exhibit at the Byers-Evans House Museum tells the story of women’s voting rights in Colorado in tandem with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

By Meredith Sell • March 3, 2020

Whenever Colorado granted ladies the ability to vote in 1893, it became the state that is first expand suffrage towards the “weaker intercourse” by state referendum. Issue had been posed to voters that are male the November ballot, and based on historian Gail Beaton inside her guide, Colorado ladies, the votes came ultimately back: 35,698 in favor, 29,462 opposed.

It wasn’t until 27 years later on that all of those other nation implemented suit by moving the nineteenth Amendment.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is unveiling a new exhibit, Bold Women to celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment. Change History., into the carriage household for the Byers-Evans home Museum on Saturday, March 7.

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