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Community Voices Showcase

Salvation Army 

The Community Voices Case is highlighting the community work of the Salvation Army. Countless volunteers across the country and in Monroe County spend their time ringing bells for the Red Kettle donation program to help vulnerable members of our community and that work is on display in our Community Voices Case. Additionally, the Salvation Army’s “Coats for Kids” program, which provides free winter coats and clothing to children in need in our community, is also highlighted in the case – and you can help! The History Center is a collection site for the “Coats for Kids” program and if you donate two children’s coats of any size, you will receive a free, year-long family membership to the History Center! Please consider donating to children in need in our community and come in to see the new display.

November 3 to January 31

SEE HER RUN

Monroe County Women in Politics

The Monroe County History Center commemorated the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020 with a year-long exhibit highlighting the activities and contributions of local Monroe County women for local, state, and federal suffrage. As we turn the page to a new year, we want to continue to focus on the contributions of Monroe County women in local and state politics.

Through research gathered from Monroe County Election Records, the exhibit will begin with the first women to run for office, including Maude Luzadder who ran unsuccessfully for coroner in 1913. Our research has listed over 300 women who have won their races and many hundreds more who did not and we hope to share their stories with our visitors.

See Her Run features artifacts, documents, and photographs from the museum collection that trace the difficult defeats and historic victories of women in local politics. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of virtual and in-person programs that encourage visitors to explore the experiences and significant contributions of women in local politics.

March 2 to September 30

 

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