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100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

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Suffragists picketing the White House in 1917 | Harris & Ewing, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


We are passionate about stories that celebrate women's achievements.

The Women's History Initiative will amplify women's voices to honor the past, inform the present, and inspire the future.  We will capture stories of our great grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and daughters. Scroll down the page to learn more about the HerVote. Her Voice. celebration.  Make a tax-deductible donation to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation

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Celebrating courageous suffragists
who made votes for women possible

We are approaching the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting equal voting rights for women in the United States.  Help us to tell the story of the courageous suffragists who made votes for women possible. To celebrate the anniversaries of women gaining the right to vote, we have launched a statewide women's history initiative caller Her Vote. Her Voice. that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage. 

ABOUT  Her Vote. Her Voice. (HVHV) is a project of the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. To lead the HVHV initiative, a Delegation was appointed by Governor Kristi Noem to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. For more details about our events and updates on our projects visit Hervotehervoice.org

VISION  The Women's Vote Centennial Delegation is designed to serve as a communications center for the collection and dissemination of information about South Dakota events, plans, and resources for the centennial of the 19th Amendment.  This diverse group of nonpartisan professionals brings relevance to the historical topic while also being a connector to the present that history is happening and is being made still today.

MISSION 

  • To collaborate with others to provide education and stimulate dialogue that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage.
  • To encourage eligible individuals to cast their ballot and make their voices heard. "Your vote is your voice!"
  • To work with the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation to financially support the ongoing mission of the State Historical Society to preserve, promote, nurture and sustain the historical and cultural heritage of South Dakota.

GOALS Our goal is to raise $1 million by January 2021 with the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation to support South Dakota women's history projects.

Money raised by the foundation will support the South Dakota Historical Society and Foundation through the following history projects:

Suffragist Artifacts 
Her Vote. Her Voice. will promote the call for South Dakota women’s history materials in order to grow and strengthen the collection in our state. These donations will help create more robust exhibits, education programs, and scholarly research opportunities.

SD Historical Society Oral Histories
Funds raised through Her Vote. Her Voice. will kick off a three-year Oral History Project by the South Dakota State Historical Society to research and professionally interview South Dakotans whose personal experiences will highlight important parts of our state's history, with more than half of all interviewees being women in South Dakota.

Marketing & Communicating SD History Stories
The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation will raise funds to increase its capacity to leverage technology to communicate, educate, share South Dakota’s history, as well as to connect with our state's residents.

Advocacy & Awareness The funds raised will support efforts to build advocacy and awareness giving the public opportunities to engage with history as they make an impact on their own communities. Earning the right to vote gives everyone a right to have their voices be heard and the ability to be recognized as helping shape SD’s own history every day.

Matching Endowment Gifts These donations will help ensure the South Dakota State Historical Society will continue to collect, preserve, and share South Dakota's history for generations to come. Donations are managed to provide income in perpetuity and to allow the investments to grow in value, thereby increasing in value through an endowment over time.