The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford celebrates the 95th anniversary of its founding.
The local League was founded by some of the most dedicated suffragists of the time, including Julia Lathrop and Kate O’Connor, instrumental in passing the 19th amendment and in founding the National League of Women Voters.
Several league members will share stories about the league and the opportunities experienced as league members. A new exhibit of the League's history may be seen at the Ethnic Heritage Museum June through August. A celebration event will take place in July (date and time to be determined.)
This is a community event for visitors to enjoy.
Directions: Ethnic Heritage Museum - 1129 South Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): West 6.5 miles on Business 20 to IL 2 southbound (S. Church St.-S. Main St.). Turn left (south) on IL 2 for a little over one mile. Museum is on the right-hand side of S. Main Street. From I-39: Go west on Bypass U.S. 20 to IL 2 (S. Main St.). Turn north on IL 2 to the museum on the west side of the street