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Votes for Women!
The museum’s newest exhibition, Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote welcomes visitors with historical photographs, stories about people, and artifacts that all explore the wide-ranging efforts by many women (and some men) to gain the voting rights finally guaranteed in 1920 by the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Three new lesson plans use political cartoons, maps, and a recreated debate to introduce students to the story of the women’s suffrage movement in Maine. The lessons are recommended for Grades 4-12. All lessons and materials are digital and available for free download here.
We encourage teachers to pair these lessons with a visit to the exhibit Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote, though the materials can also be used remotely!
The museum begins its celebration of Maine's bicentennial on March 14, 2020 with the opening of a new exhibit, currently in development and design. The exhibition, Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine's Path to Statehood, tells a multi-layered story of the many...