The First Hundred Years: A Century of Women's Suffrage in Ontario
From April 12 to May 12, meet the women who fought for the rights we enjoy. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of votes for women at the Chatham Branch with a pop-up exhibit from the Chatham-Kent Museum and Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.
It has been said that decisions are made by those who show up, but for fifty years after Canada’s confederation, more than half of Canadians were barred from showing up to cast their votes. On April 12, 1917, women in Ontario gained the right to vote and voting is as important now as it was then!
How did women in Chatham-Kent work for suffrage? Where in Canada did women first get to vote? Who was the first woman to sit in Canada’s parliament? Learn all this and more as we celebrate The First Hundred Years!
This pop-up exhibit is presented by the Chatham-Kent Museum and the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.
Want to learn more? Check out some items from the library's collection!