100 Years of Women's Votes

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States


May 21, 1919 passed in the House of Representatives; June 4, 1919 approved in the Senate. Ratified by 3/4 of states on August 18, 1920. Certified by Secretary of State on August 26, 1920, when it became law.

Bike-Hike-Drive-SKi Tour

Celebrate the freedom of a bicycle ride. And a ski. And to drive yourself. And to get out to explore nature.

A kid-friendly collection of local history-based adventures by bike, on foot or in the car.

COMING SOON

Summer Exhibition

Methow Valley women were - and are - strong and clever. Learn about women living in Methow Valley in the early 1900s as women gained the right to vote.


@Winthrop's Mack Lloyd Park, Sundays, August 23 & 30

Lecture Series

Thursday, Oct. 22

Recording Available

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Join historian Shanna Stevenson for a lecture on Washington State women's history.

Date TBD-Methow Valley Grange, Twisp

Free admission, with thanks to anonymous donors.

In 2020 we commemorate the efforts of American women's struggle to gain the right to vote in national elections. Shafer Historical Museum in honoring all of the women of the Methow Valley, past and present.

The Shafer Museum's 2020 Methow Valley Votes for Women project is funded by the Washington State Women's Commission and the Washington State Historical Society throught the Votes for Women Centennial Grant Program.www.suffrage100wa.com