An opening reception for a new exhibit, “Votes for Women: Taking Our Place in Politics,” will be held on February 7 from 1 to 5 PM in the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College. It will be in place from February 7 to June 1.

The exhibit was inspired by the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States, the 100th anniversary of the final pushes in the Senate for the 19th Amendment and the ratification nationally of women’s right to vote. Alliances formed for and against women’s suffrage reveal important divisions in American society in the first part of the 20th century, with roots before the Civil War and branches that continue to this day. Votes for Women explores women’s sphere as it expands to include political office, considers the changing understandings of civic virtue, and reveals difficult choices that political movements must make in pursuit of their goals.

“Votes for Women” is co-curated by Harford Community College’s Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement, and Gina Calia-Lotz, Instructional Services Librarian.

Hays-Heighe House hours are Tuesday, 1-3 PM; Thursday, 3-5 PM; Friday, 10 AM-12 PM; and the first Saturday of each month, 10 AM-12 PM.