Making Our Voices Heard: Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador, on suffrage and the rights of indigenous people in Maine.Read More
Maine newspapers commemorate the centennial with a look back at the history of women’s suffrage in the state.Read More
The First Amendment Museum at the Gannett House reenacted a Votes for Women march as part of the annual 4th of July parade.Read More
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
- Susan B Anthony
Maine's women leaders of tomorrow were inspired by the suffragists - and inspired all of us in turn - at a very special NEW Leadership program.Read More
A new exhibit at the Maine Historical Society: Photographs of the 1925 National Business and Professional Women’s ConventionRead More
To commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Margaret Chase Smith Library invited Maine high school seniors to assess the arguments for and against an Equal Rights Amendment.Read More
A benefit and a hit!
Twelve Angry Men Read by Twelve Impassioned Women at Portland Stage.
An exciting opening preview of the Maine State Museum's Suffrage Centennial Exhibit, with keynote by Maine's first female Governor, Janet Mills.Read More
The fabulous members of ARRT (Artists' Rapid Response Team) offered to donate their time and talent to create a one-of-a-kind banner for the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative.Read More
Throughout the next year, events around the state will commemorate the national centennial of women’s suffrage, and 100 years since Maine ratified women’s right to vote. We’ll learn about the history and impact of suffrage in Maine.Read More
An overflow crowd filled the first floor of the Blaine House for the League of Women Voters panel discussion: "The Struggle for Suffrage in Historically Marginalized Communities."Read More
Along with Maine celebrating its bicentennial in 2020, the state will also be commemorating the state’s ratification of the 19th amendment, on November 6, 1919, giving women the right to vote. “We were the 19th state to ratify the 19th amendment in 1919,” according to Ellen Alderman, leader of the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative. The two-year long commemoration will include Maine’s ratification of the 19th amendment as well as the passage of the 19th amendment nationally in 1920.Read More
This Portland woman was instrumental in Maine ratifying women’s right to vote in 1919. Anne Gass remembers her aunt, Priscilla Whitehouse Rand.Read More