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March 2, 2020 - January 18, 2021
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Museum Temporary Gallery
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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Special Exhibit: "19 and '52: Women Unite for Ike"

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote throughout the United States. The exhibit, "19 & ’52: Women Unite," will connect the story of women's suffrage to Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign and his two terms in office. The Women’s Division of the Republican National Committee (RNC) was instrumental in getting women to vote for Ike in 1952. Election results showed 52% of those who voted for Ike were women. Once in office, Ike showed his support for women in politics through the appointment of over 200 women to high-level government positions between 1953 and 1961. These included a cabinet member (Oveta Culp Hobby), the first female Associate Press Secretary (Anne Wheaton), and the first female appointed to a major diplomatic post (Clare Booth Luce). This exhibit will open in the temporary gallery of the museum in March 2020, until January 2021.