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Posted on: August 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Learn about Women’s Suffrage on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Spend the Day Learning about Women’s Suffrage on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s Passage

August 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$5 Per Person

In conjunction with this year’s centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage on August 26, Naper Settlement presents HERstory Day. Join us for a variety of all-day activities and ticketed programs focused on the women’s suffrage movement and the contributions women have made throughout history!


League of Women Voters NapervilleThe Naperville chapter of the League of Women Voters will be onsite for voter registration and provide reenactors who will carry signs and present speeches given by suffragists more than 100 years ago.

Times Programs

All timed programs require ticketed admission and are included in your $5 general admission fee. Please click the "Continue shopping" button to add these timed programs to your cart once you add general admission.

Women: Waves of Change LogoWomen: Waves of Change Exhibit

Exhibit entry begins at 1:00 PM with  timed ticket reservations every 15 minutes
Women: Waves of Change shares the many ways women have influenced civic change for over 150 years. The exhibit will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and share the histories of local women that were foundational in the formation and development of Naperville and beyond.

Women's Suffrage

Meet Ellen Martin: First Woman Voter in Illinois

11:30 AM, 1:30 PM 
Max. Capacity: 50 | Pre-Registration Required

The first woman to vote in Illinois was Ellen Martin of DuPage County. Due to a loophole in the Town Charter of Lombard, she and 14 other women of Lombard voted in a municipal election on April 6, 1891, which was 29 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment! Learn the surprising and entertaining story from actor Erina Johnson who portrays Miss Martin.

Alice Paul

Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women

12:15 PM, 2:30 PM 
Max. Capacity: 50 | Pre-Registration Required

In this living-history portrayal, award-winning actress and scholar Leslie Goddard plays suffragist Alice Paul, one of the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win votes for women.

Guided Tours

HERstory Guided Walking Tours

Our history museum tells the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a simple frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community.  Explore the many roles of women from life on the frontier to Victorian society. 

Carrie’s Gift - Tour the Martin Mitchell Mansion

Downtown Naperville and Naper Settlement would not exist without the forethought of one of Naperville’s most generous benefactors, Caroline Martin Mitchell. Join our building interpreters and museum educators for a tour of her family home, Pinecraig, a Victorian mansion we fondly refer to as “Carrie’s Gift.”

Women: Waves of Change Self-Guided Tours (non-ticketed)

As part of the Women: Waves of Change exhibit, this self-guided mobile tour will explore women’s history throughout our museum grounds. This is a non-ticketed tour and can be accessed at:  

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