Traveling Suffrage Exhibit

Many national suffrage supporters looked west for inspiration. Montana passed its suffrage referendum six years before it the 20th amendment became law. Published by Puck Publishing Corporation, 295-309 Lafayette Street, 1915, February 20.

The traveling exhibition “Leading the Way: Montana Woman Suffrage and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship” uses historic photographs, archival documents, and other rare materials to highlight Montana women’s role in fulfilling the promise of democracy in the United States. Developed by an ad hoc group of Missoula community members and University of Montana faculty, staff, and students, this traveling exhibit will be available for display in Montana libraries, museums, historical societies, and community centers throughout 2014.

The exhibit was developed with financial assistance from Humanities Montana, the American Association of University Women-Missoula, and the University of Montana’s African-American Studies Program, the University of Montana History Department, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana, and the University of Montana’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

For more information on the exhibit, including size specifications and content description, click here.

To schedule the exhibit for your library, contact Jo Flick, Statewide Training and Development Specialist, Montana State Library, 406-431-1081 or

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