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Your Voice

One of the goals for our new exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”, about the 100th anniversary of the right to vote for women in Manitoba, was to elicit visitors’ opinions about the vote for women and women’s rights today, and display these opinions in the exhibit itself. In just over three weeks we’ve put up over 150 comment cards on the exhibit wall. We asked visitors to respond to their choice of three statements and here are some results:

If you could say one thing to a Suffragist from 100 years ago, what would it be?

If you could say one thing to a Suffragist from 100 years ago, what would it be?

 

 

 

What is one issue facing Canadian women today that has yet to be resolved?

What is one issue facing Canadian women today that has yet to be resolved?

 

What is one issue facing women today that has yet to be resolved?

What is one issue facing women today that has yet to be resolved?

 

 

 

 

I want to vote because...

I want to vote because...

 

 

 

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Roland Sawatzky

Curator of History

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Roland Sawatzky joined The Manitoba Museum in 2011. Roland received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Winnipeg, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University (2005). Roland conducts research, is responsible for acquisitions, and develops exhibits related to the settlement period in Manitoba, including the development of Winnipeg. His research interests include the social meaning of material culture, 19th Century settlement in Manitoba, life in the home and historical archaeology.