New Exhibit Opens Online in October

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The Women's March to
the Ballot Box

The 19th amendment legally guarantees American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle—victory took decades of agitation and protest

 

 This online exhibit will focus

on the women (and men)
of Ann Arbor and nearby cities who worked for suffrage at local, state,
and national levels. They worked not only for the right to vote, but for the
right to serve in public office.

November 2019 - February 2020

Connecting Communities: Roads, Bridges & People

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This exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Washtenaw County Road Commission. The story was written by Grace Shackman and first appeared in the September issue of the Ann Arbor Observer.  Her words are also on the exhibit panels illustrated with photographs from the Commission, the Ann Arbor District Library, and the Bentley Historical Library. The road commission provided the tools, lights, artifacts, photographs, hard hats, maps, and equipment. The Washtenaw County Historical Society was happy to host and design the exhibit, contribute artifacts from our collection and collaborate with the WCRC to create this fun and family-friendly experience.

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