Popup Exhibits Celebrate Women’s Suffrage Centennial

The National Archives, in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC), is providing 2,500 free Rightfully Hers popup displays to cultural institutions nationwide in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. 

While many of our institutions remain closed due to COVID-19, we are grateful for the opportunity to share these displays, making them available to you when our communities begin to reopen.

The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This popup display contains simple messages about the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. An educational tool for teaching about American government, the engaging and interpretative display is lightweight, easy to set-up, and requires no tools or walls. Organizations or venues interested in ordering a popup display can sign up here by June 27 or send questions to popup@nara.gov.

Rightfully Hers popup exhibit

The holdings of the National Archives include extensive documentation of the struggle for Women’s Suffrage. Rightfully Hers explores the history of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the state of voting rights before and after the women’s suffrage movement. In 2019, the National Archives delivered 1,600 of these popups to numerous venues. This partnership between the National Archives and WSCC will make the information available to many more communities this year and beyond. Through the Rightfully Hers popup displays, we can bring engaging and invaluable content from these materials to communities across the country.

The National Archives’ Rightfully Hers popup display is presented by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, Denise Gwyn Ferguson, and the National Archives Foundation.