The League of Women Voters (LWV) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020 and joined more than 700 other local and state chapters to celebrate this historic milestone. From Sept. 1-30, the Murray County Historical Museum will host a traveling exhibit about the history of the LWV and the impact it has had on the state.
In 1920, founder Carrie Chapman Catt believed that within five years, a League of Women Voters could give millions of women voters a crash course in civic engagement and launch them into the American political system. In the 1920s, the LWVMN organized presentations across Murray County to educate newly franchised women voters on how to participate in the political realm.
The League’s historic commitment to register, educate and mobilize voters is maintained today, utilizing such tools as VOTE411.org, an election information website utilized by millions of voters each election cycle.
People are encouraged to stop by the Murray County Historical Museum to see this new exhibit. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact (507) 836-6533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.