Los Altos History Museum Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

By August 17, 2020September 8th, 2020In The News

‘Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage’ exhibition will be displayed outdoors starting Aug. 20

“Rise Up! The Fight for Womens Suffrage,” a new exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, celebrates the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage.

The exhibition “explores the history of the suffrage movement at the national level, but also focuses on how Bay Area suffragists played an important role in winning the right to vote. It points out the obstacles women faced and the tools they used to drum up support, as well as the shortcomings of the movement and who was left out,” according to a press release.

“While many women achieved the vote in 1920, it took decades longer for women and men of color…cont.

Clara Shortridge Foltz became the first woman admitted to the California bar in 1878 and the first woman lawyer on the West Coast. Her story is included in the Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the U.S.