The Latah County Historical Society is sharing two copies of a poster exhibition originally curated by the U.S. National Archives. The exhibit, entitled “Rightfully Hers,” commemorates the 100th
anniversary of the 19th
Amendment. It explores the history of ratification of the women’s suffrage amendment in 1920, women’s voting rights before and after, and its impact today.
The four-poster exhibition is now on display at the Potlatch Depot, in partnership with the W. I. & M. Railway History Preservation Group, and the Fraternal Temple in Kendrick, in partnership with the Juliaetta-Kendrick Heritage Foundation. At both locations the posters have been installed in exterior windows so that individuals may visit at a time that is personally convenient and can safely maintain social distance from other visitors. The Potlatch Depot is located at 185 6th
Street and the Kendrick Fraternal Temple is located at 614 Main Street.
Amendment was officially added to the United States Constitution on August 26, 1920. The ratification of this amendment represented the collaborative efforts of countless activists over several generations to secure national voting rights for women. Idaho women could vote in local and state elections beginning in 1896. Statewide efforts to commemorate this important anniversary are ongoing.
Local production of the exhibit is made possible by LCHS business sponsors Tara Lew Interiors and Potlatch Family Dental. For more information about this exhibit, visit https://museum.archives.gov/rightfully-hers
. “Rightfully Hers” will be on display at both locations through the end of August.
LCHS exists to preserve the heritage of Latah County, and put it to use for the benefit of our citizens and communities. We accomplish these ends with exhibits, educational programs, research facilities, public events, community collaborations, and publications. Learn more about our organization at www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org