Women’s History Month at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
On weekends during March 2016, visit the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis to learn more about the contributions of two pioneering women of St. Louis
Pioneering Women at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Exhibit
Visit the Old Courthouse to see the exhibit “Pioneering Women at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.” Find out about Virginia Minor, a pioneering suffragist whose lawsuit in the St. Louis Courthouse for the right to vote eventually led to the right of all women in the U.S. to vote. Learn about Leonor K. Sullivan, a pioneering Congresswoman who represented St. Louis for 24 years, much of it during the critical years of the construction of the Gateway Arch.
Portrait Painting: Saturdays in March, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join a park ranger who is also a professional artist and paint a portrait of Virginia Minor or Leonor Sullivan, two pioneering women in St. Louis who influenced the history of the nation in the realms of citizenship and government. Art supplies are provided.
Virginia Minor Mock Trial: Saturdays and Sundays in March, 2:00 p.m.
Forty-eight years before women could vote legally, Virginia Minor attempted to register to vote. On weekends in March, take the opportunity to adopt the roles of the participants in the 1872 case Minor v. Happersett to determine whether women have the right to vote. Find out more about the enduring significance of one woman who wanted to vote. Program lasts about 45 minutes.