Wellington is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in special recognition of the many contributions women have made to our country’s history and heritage.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Visit the Library of Congress' Women's History Month website to learn more, and to find a list of virtual events and programs.
Most Americans consider the ability to vote fundamental to the enjoyment of full citizenship. American women, however, were long denied that right. In 1920, American democracy expanded dramatically when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, prohibiting states from denying the vote on the basis of gender.
This landmark victory in voting rights was made possible only after decades of suffragists’ persistent political engagement, and yet it is just one critical milestone in women’s battle for the vote. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women.
This exhibit came to us from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES).
First But Not Last Online Exhibit
Explore the online exhibit, First but Not the Last. Learn more about barrier-breaking women who ran for office and ensured women are present wherever decisions are being made.