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100 Years of Votes for Women


The weekend of August 22 and 23, Hennepin History Museum will reopen its doors to the public! We are celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified and signed into law 100 years ago this month. Now is your chance [...]

100 Years of Votes for Women2020-08-11T15:12:42+00:00

Suffrage “Radio” Play


Be a virtual cast member in “The Cabinet Meeting” by Suffrage Artist in Residence Madeline Hansen. This reader’s theater play is based on the premise that Susan B. Anthony is elected U.S. President and appoints a talented group of women to her [...]

Suffrage “Radio” Play2020-06-30T23:24:50+00:00

Votes for Women 101


Back by popular demand! Learn about Minnesota's unique place in the women's suffrage movement. On the morning of August 27th, 1920, Minnesotans were the first American women to reach the ballot box using the full powers of the newly ratified 19th Amendment. [...]

Votes for Women 1012020-01-22T22:51:12+00:00

A Survivor and Pioneer of Change: Dr. Borgen’s Dentist Chair


This dental chair was used by Dr. Fanny ‘Nusia’ Freund Borgen, the first female orthodontist in Minneapolis. Dr. Borgen graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School where she earned her DDS in 1956 and her Orthodontics degree in 1964. She was [...]

A Survivor and Pioneer of Change: Dr. Borgen’s Dentist Chair2018-03-19T14:07:25+00:00

Minneapolis Hosts the Woman’s Relief Corps


Long before women won the right to vote in 1920, women were given the opportunity to vote in small-scale local elections through organizations like the National Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC). This ballot box was used by the women of the WRC to [...]

Minneapolis Hosts the Woman’s Relief Corps2018-03-05T13:50:15+00:00
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