Colorado Women Are Citizens

100 Years of Recreation: The Legacy of Arthur Carhart

This exhibit tells how women won the right to vote in Colorado. Divided into four sections, this exhibit details how there were initially several failed attempts at universal suffrage in our state, beginning with the efforts of DM Richards. Follwing these losses, Colorado women doubled down, mobilizing women across various industries and sectors of society to inspire popular votes for Women's Suffrage, granted in Colorado in November, 1893. The third panel tells how women from Western states were then used to help push for universal suffrage at the national level. Finally, the fourth section, which includes some of our antique sewing machines, talks about the "Handmade Movement" of the suffrage push, where women designed and sewed their own unique flags, slogans, sashes, and banners.