On June 4, 1919, the U.S. Senate followed the example of the House of Representatives, passing the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, and sending it to the states. Illinois was the first state to ratify the amendment, largely due to the efforts of a group of Oak Park/River Forest activist women. You can meet these influential women during our monthly evening hours on Wednesday, June 5. Join Jeanne Schultz Angel, executive director of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, and Museum Board Member Mary Ann Porucznik for an interactive presentation on the local women who helped extend voting rights to all women.
This event is included with the price of museum admission; members are always free.
In addition to regular museum hours, OPRF Museum is open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of select months, so check our web calendar to plan your next visit.