Colorado women gained the right to vote in 1893, a full 27 years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It was not an easy victory. Unlike Wyoming, suffrage was not written into the constitution when Colorado became a state. Instead, women had to convince the majority of male voters in Colorado to support the cause. But, Colorado women didn’t stop fighting for equality after winning the right to vote.
Located in the museum’s West Gallery, visitors can explore the lives and impacts of trailblazing women in Weld County. From engineers and politicians to educators, doctors, and more, these women and their clubs saw a brighter future for women and worked to achieve it. Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress opens at the Greeley History Museum on January 17, 2020.