The year 2020 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and a great time to reflect on Women and the Vote, which just happens to be the name of a temporary digital exhibit coming to the Johnson County Museum beginning March 1.
“This exhibit will examine the broader Kansas history of women’s involvement in democracy, as well as the specific electoral history of women in Johnson County,‘ said the museum’s Curator of Interpretation, Andrew R. Gustafson.
Women and the Vote and will run through the end of 2020. On display in digital format are items from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County collection, which the museum maintains, as well as electoral information from the Johnson County Election Office.
Because this digital exhibit will be located in the Creative Commons area of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, and not inside the Johnson County Museum itself, admission to this exhibit is free and available during building hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum or this exhibit, go to https://jcprd.com/434/Special-Exhibition
A related Lunch and Learn program for all ages called Women and Democracy, will be presented at JCAHC on Tuesday, March. 24. During this presentation, which will begin at 11:30 a.m., guest speakers from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County will discuss their history, current projects, and connections to the 19th Amendment Centennial. Participants should bring a lunch, and the museum will provide drinks and dessert. The cost for one one-hour program is $6 per person and includes museum admission. Museum members receive a 20 percent discount, but must call to claim their discount. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 28468.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.