The National Park Service will host a public program commemorating the 85th Anniversary of Womens Voting Rights on August 26, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The commemoration honors the women who won the right to vote and later generations plus will explore the future of this very important and hard earned right.
The program is the fourth public program to be held in the Carl T. Curtis National Park Service building on Omahas waterfront at 601 Riverfront Drive. The program is free to the public, but reservations are encouraged due to limited seating. Please call (402) 661-1804 to make a reservation.
The program will begin with a presentation of a rally lead by Amelia Bloomer, a suffragist from 1873 who lived in Council Bluffs. This first person interpretation is presented by the Amelia Bloomer Society of Council Bluffs. The rally will be followed by Peggy Adair from the League of Women Voters who will speak to the continued need to exercise our right to vote and the changing role of voting rights in the United States.
These programs are designed to provide an environment that will encourage and inspire the citizens of Omaha and the visiting public to discuss social and ethnic issues, said Superintendent Adams. Audience discussion will be encouraged following the formal program. Adams said, I hope people will take this time as an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the presentation and what we can learn from our history to make America a better place for all citizens.
The August 26th session is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. Please call the National Park Service Office at (402) 661-1804 to make your reservations for this exciting Omaha-based National Park Service program.