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“Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy” Exhibit Opens Thursday, Oct 7 at Greeley History Museum

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The Greeley History Museum presents the Greeley-Weld League of Women Voters Curator’s Corner Exhibit “Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy” Thursday, Oct 7 through Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Background
Unlike Wyoming and Utah, women’s suffrage, or their right to vote, was not written into the state constitution when Colorado became a state. As a result, Colorado women fought for their voting rights, and it was not an easy battle.

That same spirit of hard work and grassroots organization led the fight for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which made it illegal to deny voting rights because of a person’s sex.

These two victories taught women across the country that they could enact meaningful changes in their own lives and for their communities by banding together. They also knew there was still more work to do. That’s how the League of Women Voters (LWV) started.

Guest curated by the Greeley-Weld League of Women Voters, “Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy” exhibit gives Colorado residents an opportunity to learn about their fight to preserve a democracy where every person has the right to participate.

Admission
Admission to the exhibit is $8 for adults, $6 seniors (60+), $5 youth (age 3-17), $25 family rate (includes 2 adults and up to 4 youth), $3 SNAP & EBT card holders, members receive free admission. Join today!

Location
The Greeley History Museum is located at 714 8th Street in historic downtown Greeley. Hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Twilight hours are the second Thursday each month from 4 - 8 p.m.

For more information, please visit GreeleyMuseums.com or call the Greeley History Museum at 970-350-9220.


Release Date:
Oct 6, 2021

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Sarah Saxe, Greeley museums manager
970-350-9218
Sarah.Saxe@greeleygov.com

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