'Battle for the Ballot'  April 12th - July 30th

 Artisan Gallery 218 invites you to our gallery for a preview of portrait selections from Mary Kline Misol's Suffrage Project 'Battle for the Ballot'.  On display will be 10 of the first completed  historical portraits of the strong women who were pioneers of the cause for the 72 year drive to see the 19th Amendment ratified, giving women their civil rights and the right to vote.   The final project presentation, consisting of the full 19 portraits, will be presented at the gallery in October 2020 celebrating the 1920 Centennial.   

Limited edition buttons (brooches) of each suffragist are also for sale with proceeds going to the League of Women Voters. 

The State of Iowa Ratification of the 19th Amendment centennial is July 2nd of this year.  Come learn about the history of this significant event!

Excerpts from “Strong Minded Women” written by Louise Noun:

“Once Congress proposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in June 1919, Iowa lawmakers moved quickly to ratify it. Iowa the tenth state to do so, less than a month after Congress had acted. Ratifying a federal constitutional amendment required only a vote of the state House and Senate—not of the public at large. The special session to approve the amendment on July 2,1919. Lasted “just one hour and forty minutes, the shortest [legislative] session in Iowa history.”



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