The upcoming 17th Annual Prescott Antique Show & Vintage Market on May 23rd and 24th at the Historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds will feature a special exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of American women’s right to vote.
Spearheaded by The Arizona Questers, The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibit reveals the tremendous significance of the 19th Amendment that passed on August 26, 1920. The Questers have been working this past year to provide the public, young and old, with knowledge about one of the most important social and political achievements in American history—the 72-year struggle to win the right for women to vote.
With the help of women’s history scholars, museum professionals, writers, designers and talented volunteers, The Questers have produced this free exhibit that addresses: the reasons women had to fight for the vote, efforts to win the vote, difficulties the suffragists faced, the women’s suffrage movement in Arizona, progress women have made with use of the vote, and the theme that each of us makes history.
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibit is now on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum through 2020 and will tour more than 100 Arizona libraries, museums, schools, cities, businesses and events! Programs on the women’s suffrage movement will also be provided through a speaker’s bureau.
The Arizona Questers is part of the nonprofit international Questers organization that is dedicated to keeping history alive through preservation and education. The Questers organization, with its focus on restoration and preservation of historical buildings, landmarks and artifacts, recently added “historical education” to its list of objectives, thus the reason Arizona Questers honed in on a project to bring attention to Women’s Suffrage and the national drive to celebrate the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
The Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers Chapters are the backers of the Prescott Antique Show & Vintage Market in Prescott and net profit from the show is donated back into Yavapai County preservation and restoration and education projects.
Learn more: at Questers’ Women’s Suffrage Centennial Project on Facebook; Arizona Questers at http://azquesters.org/index.html; Questers International at https://www.questers1944.org/; Prescott Antique Show & Vintage Market at https://www.prescottantiqueshow.com/.