Learn about the Suffrage Skating Carnival of 1916 and make a suffrage ornament to take home!
In January 1916, young suffragists in the Twin Cities held an ice-skating carnival at the St. Paul Hippodrome, which attracted 2,000 attendees. On this Suffrage Saturday, join us in the Great Room at 1:30 p.m. for a brief presentation about the Suffrage Skating Carnival, which included stunts organized by University of Minnesota sororities and a costume parade. Throughout the day, visit our Votes for Women exhibit and learn about the spread of women’s suffrage across the United States by making a winter ornament for your home.
This program is part of Hennepin History Museum’s “Suffrage Saturday” series, happening during the run of our Votes for Women exhibit. The series explores the themes of women’s suffrage through short presentations and hands-on activities. These programs are offered on the third Saturday of each month from November 2019 through June 2020.
Admission $8/$5 students and seniors.