The Issaquah History Museums are sponsoring two events that celebrate the impact of women in our community.
On Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. the Issaquah History Museums will present “The Lives of Women in Our Valley, 1860-1930” at the Issaquah Depot. Museum Director Erica Maniez takes a look at the lives of Issaquah’s women prior to 1930. Whether single or married, widowed or divorced, working outside or inside the home, women’s lives at the time were shaped by the same factors.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
On Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Book-It Repertory presents Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington at the Issaquah Senior Center. It’s been 100 years since women in Washington state earned the right to vote. In her book Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices, Shanna Stevenson tells the story of the women who fought, spoke out and organized to pass an amendment to the State Constitution giving women permanent voting rights.
Tickets are available for purchase through the Issaquah History Museums – $7 each or $5 for students and members of a sponsoring organization.