GLADSTONE — “Demanding a Greater Future: A Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” runs through Oct. 3. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.
The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 4109 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, offers visitors two special traveling exhibitions in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women earning the constitutional right to vote, according to Erica Layton, museum manager.
“Demanding a Greater Future: Celebrating a Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” is a traveling exhibit sponsored by Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. The exhibit focuses on local Missouri and Kansas suffrage history.
“Rightfully Hers” is a pop-up display from The National Archives, in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) on the national history of women’s suffrage and its lasting legacy.
Both exhibits are on display now at The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum along with a “Votes for Women” selfie station, rare books and an original suffrage-era woman’s dress. Free KC Suffrage coloring books are available for visitors while supplies last.
Museum admission is free. The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is open weekly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.