Next year marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote across the nation. The City of Greeley Museums will celebrate with “Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress,” which opens Jan. 17, 2020 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. The exhibit focuses on the accomplishments of Weld County women after women gained the right to vote.
Lottye Miner was the first woman and the third person to graduate with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Kansas in 1927. In 1946, Miner and her husband established an engineering firm in Greeley called Miner and Miner.
Sue Ogata Kato, a first generation Japanese-American, joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, later called the WACs, in 1943 to help with the war effort. She recalled, “I was proud to be an American and I was waving the American flag.”
Roseline Mugaruka, a Congolese refugee, came to the United States to escape the Second Congo War. After Mugaruka graduated high school, she attended the University of Northern Colorado, studying International Affairs and Human Services. Mugaruka now works as the women’s empowerment coordinator at the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado.
One hundred years after women’s suffrage, learn more about these and the other women that have shaped Greeley, Weld County and Colorado. The exhibit ends January 3, 2021.
High Plains Library District is partnering with the City of Greeley Museums to bring a traveling exhibit highlighting “Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress” to libraries throughout their service area.
A brown bag lecture series featuring Authors & Educators will also accompany this event. Visit mylibrary.us/suffrage for a list of where and when the exhibit will be showing or contact High Plains Library District at 888-861-7323(READ.)
For more information about “Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress,” visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.