A Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics – Welcome

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment -which finally gave women the right to VOTE … Yes, it actually required a constitutional amendment for women to have our voices heard!  But the story behind that momentous event in 1920 started long before that and continues today.

South Carolina Women in Leadership has proudly partnered with the South Carolina State Museum in sharing that story and the struggles of women throughout our state’s history who wanted their opinions to count and for their voices to be heard.  A Voice of Her Own is an exhibit now open at the museum.  SC Women in Leadership persuaded the museum’s Curator of Cultural history, JoAnn Zeise, to personally walk us through this empowering exhibit while sharing stories of the women, events and influences that have shaped our lives today. 

Today, the physical exhibition is limited to 100 people/day for in-person visitation.

Date of Exhibition:
Open now at SC State Museum and through at least September 2020. See more exhibits online.

Time of Exhibition
Tues. – Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.Masks required. 

Location of Exhibition
SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Special rules for visiting the Museum during the pandemic.

Special thanks to Betsy Breckinridge, former TV talk show host and volunteer videographer who also helped write all the summaries of our vignettes. And to Joann Zeise, cultural history curator extraordinaire of the A Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics exhibit for the SC State Museum and woman who delivers much wisdom through her understanding of history.

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