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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Virtual Museum After Hours

This virtual program is free. 100-person limit. Register here

Donations are welcome to support programming. 

"The Long Road to Women's Suffrage in Kansas"
Diane Eickhoff, educator and author and Aaron Barnhart, author

Kansas was historically a leader in women's rights, being just the eighth state to grant female suffrage. Yet the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered discouraging setbacks in three different statewide initiatives. How did they ultimately persuade an all-male electorate to grant them their rights? What did their long ordeal teach them about perseverance and politics? Authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart will explore the courageous individuals who took on the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and discover other firsts that Kansas women achieved on the full road to suffrage. 

Purchase a copy of Eickhoff's book, Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols, on our online store

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

November 13, 2020 - "Lee and the Lost Cause Myth" 
December 11, 2020 - "The First Indian Home Guards" 
January 8, 2021 - "Hispano Capitalistas de Nuevo Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail"