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UPDATE: Suffrage Exhibit Opens at Grout Museum

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Remember the Ladies: The Path to Suffrage is now open at the Grout Museum.

The exhibit is an extensive collection of artifacts from the suffrage era. It focuses heavily of the fight for the right to vote in Iowa.

Jenny Bowser, the exhibit coordinator, said it's an important exhibit for young kids to see as it really hasn't been a long time since women were given the right to vote.

"We don't just have the text pieces out here. We have lot of pictures and artifacts for them to look at and ask whoever brings them in, or us, and we can explain to them why this is important," she said.

She said suffrage wasn't an easy fight in Iowa. In Clarinda, women could vote locally before 1920. However, husbands would often remove their wives from the voting rosters or women would even remove themselves.


WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – A new display will open at the Grout Museum on January 31: Remember the Ladies: The Path to Suffrage. The display highlights the battle that was fought for women to be able to vote, including Iowa's connection and those at the forefront of that battle.

The exhibit also includes the “Remembering Our Ladies Recognition Wall.” You can honor the special women in your life by purchasing a rosette for $19. Click here to purchase one: gmdistrict.org/rldonorwall

The display will be open through March 31, 2021. Entrance to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission: $12 for adults, $6 for veterans & children 4 to 13, 3 and under are free. Museum members are free of charge.

The Grout Museum of History & Science is located at 503 South Street in Waterloo.

KWWL is a proud media sponsor of the display. Visit gmdistrict.org for more information.

"Explore the relationship between suffragists in Iowa and the Cedar Valley and the national movement and learn about the changing roles of women throughout the 20th century."

Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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