Lexington Suffrage Centennial Events, What's in the Works So Far

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Here's what we hear is happening in Lexington as part of the 2020 commemorations for the 19th Amendment (if you have more info, let us know via kywomansuffrage@gmail.com):

Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, will offer exhibits and programming in 2019 and 2020. Much will focus on the great Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the suffrage-related events she hosted at this historic home. More information to come!

The University of Kentucky Special Collections and Research Center has a Kentucky Suffrage Exhibit up in the Great Hall of the M.I.King Library (just images so far, but more exhibit materials coming). It will be on view through 2020.

The Breaking the Bronze Ceiling campaign launched on March 13, 2018. The goal is to have a monument in place - in a prominent downtown Lexington location - in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. In addition to donations they expect to receive from private individuals, the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling campaign received a $10,000 seed grant from the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Today they announced that Mayor Jim Gray has put $100,000 in the budget towards this 2020 initiative. A big THANKS to Councilmembers Jennifer Mossotti and Kathy Plomin when speaking with the Mayor to obtain these funds.

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