In honor of the 2020 centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Oregon is working with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites to develop a National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT).

The goal of the NVWT is to document the lengthy campaign for women’s suffrage that took place over more than seven decades and was conducted in parlors, churches, town halls, parks, union halls, and other community locations. The NVWT intends to both identify the many sites that were integral to the suffrage movement, and make them accessible on a mobile friendly website to be easily searched by location, suffragist, and a variety of other useful criteria. The suffragists of our state certainly did their share, now let’s do ours and put Oregon on the map!