Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Follow Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Facebook Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Twitter Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Instagram

Pikes Peak Regional Women’s Vote 2020 Centennial Celebration

National Women’s Party headquarters

The Pikes Peak Regional Women’s Vote 2020 Centennial Committee will gather a diverse range of voices to organize local efforts commemorating the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.  Recognizing Colorado’s historic role in granting women the right to vote by popular referendum in 1893, the committee will encourage activities that educate multi-generational audiences about the suffrage movement in Colorado and the United States. 



Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 ● 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Downtown Walking Tours

What did suffrage mean to the lives of women in the Pikes Peak Region? By examining the historic working-class neighborhood of south downtown, we will discover women’s stories of work, activism and philanthropy. Learn how the 19th Amendment paved the way for women to actively advocate for themselves, their families and their community.   

$5 Tickets: Purchase in advance online

Tuesday, March 10 ● 9:00 a.m. – Noon & 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

One Woman, One Vote: Jeannette Rankin

9:00am – Noon: Student Program (middle and high school)

Jeannette Rankin performance, scavenger hunt, and partner activity booths – contact or 719-385-5631 to reserve space for your students

6:00 – 7:00pm: Evening Presentation and Q&A – $5 Admission: Purchase in advance online

In this first person program, audiences will be taken back to 1920. The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in national elections has just been added to the Constitution, and the country is recovering from participation in the Great War, World War I. Jeannette Rankin will share her journey from grass roots suffragist to becoming the first woman in Congress.

Presented in partnership with Colorado Humanities.

Saturday, March 21 ● 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

2020 Scholars Series – Five Decades of Struggle: Commemorating Women’s Suffrage in Colorado

This not to be missed lecture will feature three scholars who have each researched key aspects of the fight for women’s suffrage in Colorado and in the United States. Heather Jordan (PPLD Archivist)  will describe suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s epic 1877 campaign via railway and stagecoach, delivering speeches across Colorado to miners, farmers, ranchers and others. Professor Katherine Scott Sturdevant (PPCC Senior History Professor) will share the remarkable story of how Colorado women gained the right to vote by state referendum, and discuss the short and long term impacts of this success. Finally, Chris Nicholl (Associate at the Special Collections of PPLD) will bring to light the harrowing accounts of the militant suffragists of Colorado Springs who risked their lives and freedom to win the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Please let us know you’re coming by completing our RSVP form.

Wednesday, March 18 & Saturday, March 28 ● 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Children’s History Hour: Celebrating Women’s History Month Story, Craft, and Tour for Ages 3-6

In 2020 we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Many brave women in the Pikes Peak region fought for women’s rights. We’ll learn the story of “Bloomer Girl” Julia Archibald Holmes and we’ll make buttons and sashes celebrating this special anniversary!

Please let us know you’re coming by completing our RSVP form.

Saturday, August 1 ● 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Colorado Grown: Women’s Vote 2020 Celebration Lawn Party Family Fun Day



The museum is pleased to promote events presented by committee partners. Please review the specific details for each event regarding location, cost, etc.

Sunday, February 16 ● 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Love the League 2020 A Fundraiser for the League of Women Voters – Pikes Peak Region

LOCATION: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon

COST: Visit the event website to learn more and register

CONTACT: Brenda Mensink 719-473-1110 (p); Shelly Roehrs 719-428-5201 (p)

Please join the League for an evening celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment and our 100th birthday – heavy hor d’oeuvres, beer, wine and fun are on the menu.