Women and Politics

This new exhibit will open May 22, 2020.

To learn more about how you can donate to this project,

contact Senior Vice President of Advancement, Glenn Anderson Jr.

by email or phone, 216-721-5722 x 1401.


Women and Politics continues the transformation of the Cleveland History Center and delivers on the WRHS promise to be the first stop for exploring the American experience in Northeast Ohio. The new exhibit will inspire pride and forge a sense of community that catapults the stories of this region to a national audience.

Empowered to Fight

Presented by PNC and WRHS in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland,

Women & Politics will trace the story of women’s empowerment, exploring the early days of the suffragist

movement, the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, the birth and growth of the League of Women

Voters as a force for clean government and the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power

on the local, state and national levels.

Empowered to Vote

Women & Politics will be accompanied by a series of programs for schoolchildren and general audiences.

Its presentation in an election year will significantly boost its appeal to a wide public audience.

Throughout WRHS, in both permanent and temporary exhibits, special attention will be given to

stories, images and artifacts that present new perspectives about the roles women played in shaping

our history. Exhibits on commerce, industry, fashion, and even the auto world will all highlight the impact

women have had in so many areas.

Empowered to Lead

Women & Politics will encourage visitors to explore the experiences and significant contributions of

women, African Americans, and immigrants in the fight to win the right to vote. Their struggle, determination,

and triumph will inspire advocacy and action to use the the power of voting to continue to make a difference.

WRHS will also serve as the Regional Coordinator for the State of Ohio Women Suffrage Centennial organized by the Ohio History Connection, the historical society for the State of Ohio.


Suffrage Centennial Resources



Supported by PNC and the League of Women Voters