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Eiteljorg Museum celebrating women’s voting rights centennial with virtual exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)– The Eiteljorg Museum is celebrating 100 years of Indiana women’s voting rights, with its virtual panel “She’s Not in Your History Book.”

The event, free to the public, was created to offer insight into those women who did not gain the right to vote, explore the work that has been done and discuss what still needs to happen.

The team of women participating in the panel dive into the history and impact of the underrepresented voices of the suffrage movement in Indiana.

Alisa Nordholt-Dean, Eiteljorg director of Education and Public Programs, talks about the mission behind the event.

“We really wanted to shine a light on those underrepresented voices related to women’s suffrage,” she said. “We’re going to take a look at native and indigenous women. Native people weren’t even considered citizens until 1924, so not everybody was given the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th amendment.”

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The Eiteljorg is putting a special focus on women in 2020. The museum’s “Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories” exhibit was only open a week before being shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. It returns along with many more exhibits opening in the fall.

Click here to see what’s new and what’s returning during the museum’s reopening.

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