PHOENIX – February 14 is Statehood Day in Arizona and marks the beginning of the Arizona Capitol Museum’s year-long celebration of the 19th Amendment Centennial. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will officially unveil a new museum exhibit, Women’s Suffrage Centennial, presented by the Arizona Questers, at 2 p.m.
The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild and 48 Arizona Women are sponsoring a related presentation. At 3 p.m., Dr. Mary Melcher will present “Frances Munds: An Exceptional Arizona Leader,” which highlights this famous suffragist’s life and role in Arizona politics.
“Statehood Day reminds us that Arizona women like Frances Munds led the way to gain the vote in 1912, eight years before the 19th Amendment was included in the U.S. Constitution,” Joan Clark, Arizona Capitol Museum Guild board member said.
The event is open to the public and media.
What: 19th Amendment Centennial Kick-Off Event
When: Statehood Day February 14, 2020
2 p.m. Opening Ceremony: Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibit
3 p.m. Presentation: “Frances Munds: An Exceptional Arizona Leader”
Where: Arizona Capitol Museum History, Senate Chambers, 3rd Floor
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007