The Manitoba Museum wants to know if you have artifacts relating to the first time women were allowed to vote in the province.
A new exhibit called “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” will open at the museum on November 5, 2015. The title comes from the words uttered by former Manitoba Premier Sir Rodmond Roblin during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung.
The exhibit will commemorate the 100th anniversary when the Manitoba Legislature amended the Manitoba Election Act on January 28, 1916 to allow women to vote.
“Nice Women Don’t Want to Vote” will run until February 9, 2016 before travelling for the next eight months across Manitoba prior to open at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa on November 17, 2016.
Anyone with artifacts or a story for the exhibit should contact Roland Sawatzky at (204) 988-0634 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the history of how women won the vote in Manitoba at http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/32/womenwonthevote.shtml
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