Women's suffrage exhibit at Kirkman House


The Catharine Paine Blaine at Kirkman House Museum will be up for one more month.

The exhibit presents a historical context to the struggle for suffrage alongside seldom seen pieces in the Kirkman House permanent collection.

This exhibit, designed by the Washington State Historical Society, provides a glimpse into the daily life of a 19th century woman and the struggles she faced fighting for equality and handling the grueling day-to-day tasks of the Wild West. Visitors can read the full text of the Declaration of Sentiments, the document that initiated the suffrage movement in 1848, and sign your name next to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Catharine Paine Blaine.

The exhibit is open during regular museum hours, Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. General admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Group and class tours are encouraged, but advance arrangements should be made by calling 529-4373.


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