We love it when art & history intersect, which is why we were excited to feature the work of guest artist Darrion Bowen on our social media channels (@oregonwomenshistory on Facebook and Instagram) between April and June of this year.
Darrion’s portrait series highlighting Oregon Women Suffragists created another avenue to commemorate the Oregon 2020 suffrage centennial and explore the history behind it, during a time when in-person gatherings were not a possibility due to COVID-19.
Southern Oregon Historical Society celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!
We are excited to highlight the work of the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) in their most recent issue of the SOHS Quarterly! The 2020 summer issue celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with articles that include an overview of the suffrage movement, profiles of Oregon Suffragists, the role of women in the KKK, and an article about women’s names upon the land.
OHS is creating an original exhibit in recognition of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote for (most) women. We’re looking forward to welcoming groups for guided tours of the exhibit, and are in need of volunteer docents to lead them!
What they’re looking for:
Desire to lead interactive museum tours with students
Appreciation for diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility
Ability to learn historical facts and concepts and interest in women’s and voting-rights history
Willingness to apply interactive teaching techniques to facilitate relevant and fun tours
Availability on weekdays
Successful completion of docent training (Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm, February 13 to March 19)
Lead at least two school groups per month during the exhibit’s run (March 13 to November 8, 2020), with fewer during the summer months
All those who are interested in volunteering as a docent for the exhibit are invited to participate in the trainings; however participation itself does not guarantee acceptance into the docent program. OHS trainers will determine whether a prospective docent is qualified to lead tours. Those selected will also need to pass a criminal background check prior to working with students.
If you are interested in attending trainings to be a docent for Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment, apply here.