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September 24, 2020

Elisabet Ney Museum, Oakwood Cemetery launch suffrage exhibitions online

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With this year the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the Elisabet Ney Museum and Oakwood Cemetery have launched online exhibitions that are keyed to the women’s suffrage movement.

Both the Ney and Oakwood are city of Austin cultural facilities.

At the Ney, “Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition” is a juried exhibition featuring work by women and women-identifying photographers with work that comments on the American suffrage movement and its imperfections. The exhibition is accessible online through Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, at theney.org

Women Hold Up Half of the Sky. 2019
“Women Hold Up Half of the Sky”, 2019, by Jeanine Michna-Bales Part of the series, “Standing Together: Photographs Along Inez Milholland’s Final Campaign for Woman’s Suffrage”.

From Oakwood Cemetery, “To Vote” features a history of suffrage rights, and biographies of Elisabet Ney, Helen Kirby, Anna Leger, Anna Pennybacker, Pauline Creighton, Dr. Annie Blanton, Jane McCallum, Nell Doom, Julia Runge, Erminia Folsom, A. Caswell Ellis, Mary Ellis, Maude Williams and Lala Watts.



The exhibition is built on geo-mapping, pointing to relevant places mentioned in each biography.

There’s also an online tour of suffragists’ gravesites at Austin Memorial Park, Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and Evergreen Cemetery.

Women registering to vote at the Travis County Courthouse in 1918, PICA 11669, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library​
Women registering to vote at the Travis County Courthouse in 1918, PICA 11669, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library​