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 the law of the land.

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

Valley Women

Bike-Hike-Drive Tour

Celebrate the freedom of a bicycle ride.

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

COMING SOON

Check off your site visits and return to the museum for your prize.

Summer Exhibition

Methow Valley women were - and are - strong and clever.

On view in the museum's Schoolhouse May 24-October 4, 2020.

Members ONLY Exhibition Celebration-TBD Date

Join in advance online or at the door.

Plus, visit with Washington historian Shanna Stevenson

Lecture Series

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.

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Join local female leaders in a discussion of women's challenges today.

July 2020, on site at the Shafer Museum


Funding provided by the Washington State Women’s Commission and the Washington State Historical Society through the Votes for Women Centennial Grant Program