The Manitoba Museum is currently working on an exhibit that will open in November 2015. “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”, named after a statement by former Manitoba Premier Sir Rodmond Roblin, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the right to vote for women in the province in 2016.
We are looking for artefacts! Social and political movements don’t leave many objects behind. Things like banners, flags, and pamphlets are often lost or thrown away after a movement succeeds (or fades). But we’re not just looking for political statements. Everyday objects that are in some way connected to the Suffragist movement, like a dress or pen or shoes, would be just as welcome. For example, we will be featuring French Limoges porcelain painted by Mae Irene Whyte, who marched with Nellie McClung to the Manitoba Legislature to obtain voting rights for women.
We are interested in loans, but may consider donations as well.
Likewise, if you have an interesting story about a Suffragist in your family history, let us know!
You can contact the Curator of History at [email protected]