One hundred years ago, Missourians awaited news regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The state had approved the amendment, which prohibited the federal government and states from denying a citizen the right to vote based upon sex, a year prior, in 1919. However, it would take another year before Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the new constitutional amendment in August 1920.
The Missouri Bicentennial is just one year away! Across Missouri, on local and state levels, events marking the occasion are being planned.
The Missouri Bicentennial Commission and its member agencies are hard at work creating opportunities for Missourians across the state to engage in events that commemorate Missouri’s past and look toward its future:
The Show Me Missouri: Conversations about Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future Speakers’ Bureau, jointly organized and managed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the State Historical Society of Missouri, is seeking applicants for the 2020-21 program year from November 2020 to October 2021.
The State Historical Society of Missouri looks forward to welcoming back its members and patrons to research centers across the state. On Tuesday, August 4, in accordance with local health advisories and campus partners, the Cape Girardeau, Columbia, and Rolla Research Centers will reopen to the public. The Saint Louis Research Center will reopen August 18 and the Kansas City Research Center will reopen August 25. Also beginning in August, the Springfield Research Center will have appointments available on the first and third Fridays of each month.
Host Sean Rost tells the story of Dexter's Carrie Lee Carter Stokes, and talks with Janet Olson, archivist for the Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives, about the Woman's Christian Temperance Union's involvement in suffrage, temperance, and social reform...