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Rightfully Hers at The Bakken Museum

Pop-up exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Today, The Bakken Museum began hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today.

Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson states:

“The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller citizenship for women many remained unable to vote.”

Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

The Bakken Museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $5 for individuals ages four and up, free for children under 3, and free to Bakken Museum members. The museum has implemented COVID-19 safety measures, including timed tickets, increased cleaning protocols, and mask requirements. Complete information about The Bakken Museum’s COVID-19 visitor guidelines and safety plan are available online (thebakken.org/visit).

ABOUT THE BAKKEN MUSEUM

The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place. Located in Minneapolis, the museum features a world-renowned collection of artifacts, exceptional education programs, exhibits exploring the wonders of invention, plant medicine, technology, and science, and the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit thebakken.org. Find @thebakkenmusem on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT
Laura Whittet
Associate Director of Communications
whittet@thebakken.org
651-242-0779

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