An upcoming gala will celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage at Bonanzaville.
On Dec. 1, to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of North Dakota ratifying the 19th Amendment, Bonanzaville has collaborated with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County to host a gala honoring the history of women’s suffrage for North Dakota and Minnesota, and shedding light on ongoing voting rights issues.
The gala includes a cocktail hour, dinner and guest speakers Dr. Ashley Baggett who is an North Dakota State University associate professor of history and North Dakota House Representative Ruth Buffalo.
Last Spring, Bonanzaville debuted the exhibit “We Want to Vote: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage.”
The exhibit focuses on the women’s suffrage movement in North Dakota, highlighting key local suffragists back in the early 1900’s who were instrumental in getting the suffrage vote ratified. The women include Clara Dillon Darrow, Mary Darrow Weible and Elizabeth Preston Anderson.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bonanzaville.org. Tickets will be available until November 21, 2019.