League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters: The First 100 Years
December 21, 2019 - March 31, 2020
The Kalamazoo Area League of Women Voters has partnered with the Kalamazoo Valley Museum to celebrate its hundredth anniversary through the installation of a special display on the second floor. A timeline traces the history of the suffragist movement and the milestones of the League from 1920 to 2020.
The temporary exhibit describes Kalamazoo’s local efforts to empower voters and defend democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. Dr. Caroline Bartlett Crane features prominently in the exhibit, which includes a model of her 1924 “Everyman’s House.”
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The special exhibit runs through March 31, 2020. A special reception and screenings of the 30-minute film, “Fighting for the Vote - Women's Suffrage in America,” will take place on Saturday, January 18 from 1 to 3pm. (Film shows at 1:30 and 2:30 pm in the Mary Jane Stryker Theater)