Susan B. Anthony Comes to Town

In celebration of the 100 year anniversary since women won their right to vote in Kansas, Susan B. Anthony will be visiting us for a presentation! Jeanne Gehret, an award winning author and talented historical performer, who  travels the country reenacting the life of Susan B. Anthony, is coming to Leavenworth! On October, 26, come visit us at The Carroll Mansion from 5 – 7 p.m. for a reception and living history presentation. For only a $25 donation, see into the life of one of the prominent women responsible for helping women in this country gain their right to vote. You’ll also receive a free Susan B. Anthony quarter as our gift to you! Please join us October 26!


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  1. Mary Ann

    Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in Kansas
    In 2012, Kansas celebrates the Centennial of passage of women’s suffrage. On April 25, 2012, the Kansas legislature approved and adopted a resolution entitled “Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial” in recognition of the passage of Kansas Suffrage in 1912. The centennial was so named because Tom Mach, author of a historical novel entitled “Angels at Sunset”, worked to convince the state of Kansas to honor those women who had finally succeeded in securing the right to vote in Kansas. The resolution reads:
    “A RESOLUTION commemorating the Kansas Angels sat Sunset Centennial.
    WHEREAS, in 1912, the great state of Kansas distinguished itself by becoming the eighth states in the nation to permanently enact women’s suffrage. When election day came on November 5, 1912, hundreds of women worked at the polls all day, and sat up far into the night for the returns. They felt their efforts were sufficiently rewarded when the final county showed 175,246 votes for the amendment and 159,197 against, and WHEREAS, Kansas’ action inspired and reinvigorated the national suffrage movement, which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, in 1920, assuring all women in the nation the right to vote; and WHEREAS, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the state of Kansas; and WHEREAS, The Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial are to be recognized and given special emphasis for their continuing efforts and influence in the Kansas women’s suffrage movement in the late 1800s. The Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial worked diligently to achieve success even when it appeared that the sun would set on their efforts; and WHEREAS, In commemorating the Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial, Kansans will be celebrating the basic inclusive principles of democracy, the long and arduous road to achievement of women’s suffrage, and the continually expanding roles of women in public and private life; and Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas: That we commend and recognize the diligent and instrumental efforts of the Kansas Angels at Sunset Centennial in their role in the women’s suffrage movement in Kansas; and
    Be it further resolved: That we recognize the centrality of women’s suffrage to democratic values, express appreciation to those who have prepared public exhibits on women’s suffrage in the state capitol and encourage all Kansans to visit, enjoy and learn from such displays and exhibits.”

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