2020 Commemoration

2020 Commemoration

Commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia established a task force to coordinate a variety of educational and cultural programs throughout the state in 2020. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture was named the primary planning body for the State’s commemoration.

“The work is just begun, and must be kept up so that the voters of the state shall become educated to that duty of casting their votes...”  - Naomi Cohn

The commemoration will focus on state-wide education, displays at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the Library of Virginia, as well as a variety of public programs.  Commemoration priorities, partnerships, and activities are being determined now.

If you have ideas, or are planning an activity in Virginia to mark this important anniversary, please contact us at: Virginia2020@VirginiaHistory.org.  

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General Assembly Task Force

Delegate Kathy J. Byron, Virginia House of Delegates (Chair)
Senator Amanda F. Chase, Virginia Senate (Vice Chair)
Delegate Betsy B. Carr, Virginia House of Delegates
Delegate Brenda L. Pogge, Virginia House of Delegates
Senator Adam P. Ebbin, Virginia Senate
Emily McCoy, Citizen Member
Martha Jallim-Hall, Citizen Member
Carrie E. Coyner, Citizen Member
Connie M. Meyer, Citizen Member
Margaret Vanderhye, Citizen Member

Ex Officio:

Jamie O. Bosket, President & CEO, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Sandra G. Treadway, Librarian/State Archivist of Virginia, Library of Virginia


Learn more about Virginia women's history: 

Virginia and Women’s Suffrage

Women in Virginia