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West Linn Historical Society presents – History Without Walls

June 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until July 6, 2020

West Linn Historical Society presents

History Without Walls – Suffragette Exhibit in the Parks

Sundays, June 14 – July 5, 9 am – 4 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gives women in the U.S. the right to vote. Before 1920, women in this country were ruled by a government they had no voice in choosing. The suffrage movement spanned 72 years in this country beginning with the first women’s right convention in Seneca Falls, NY and culminating in the nation’s capitol with the infamous Silent Sentinels protesting outside the White House during President Wilson’s 2nd term as President.

To honor a few of the women throughout this period in history, The West Linn Historical Society along with West Linn artist Elizabeth Rocchia, developed an exhibit that will be available to view in several West Linn Parks beginning Sunday, June 14th. The exhibit consists of charming, life-size suffragettes! These hand painted wooden displays will also have biographical information introducing you to some of the leading women in the suffrage movement.

Suffrage Exhibit Schedule at West Linn Parks

  • Sunday, June 14, 9 am – 4 pm at Willamette Park Centennial Path
  • Sunday, June 21, 9 am – 4 pm at Mary S. Young Park path in the woods
  • Sunday, June 28, 9 am – 4 pm at Field’s Bridge Park path along the Tualatin River
  • Sunday, July 5, 9 am – 4 pm at McLean House path in the garden