Special Exhibits and Programs

Indiana Historical Society Special Exhibit

"Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana"

April 6 - May 6, 2021

Photo Courtesy of Indiana Historical Society, P0408

The Havilah Beardsley House will be hosting a new traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana.

From the first Indiana Woman’s Rights Convention held in Dublin, Indiana in 1851 to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Hoosier women fought hard for over 70 years to gain the right to vote. Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana explores how women all across Indiana passionately labored for suffrage through countless meetings, campaigns, and other grassroots efforts. Despite many defeats and setbacks, they persisted towards the goal of full citizenship and the power to make change through voting. 

Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana is a project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, catalyzed by Indiana Humanities, the Indianapolis Propylaeum, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau, with support from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Special Programs and Events related to this exhibit include:

April 1       Gallery Talk 11am- Women of Tiffany Studios -Ruthmere
April 6      
Special Evening Gallery Talk 6pm -All American Girls Professional Baseball League -Havilah Beardsley House
April 10    
Suffragette Tea 2-4pm -Havilah Beardsley House
April 25    
Mother and Me Tea  2-4pm – Ruthmere Game Room
May 2        
Free Family Sunday – Founder’s Day –1-4pm -Havilah Beardsley House Only



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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