The Bottle and the Ballot: Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage Exhibit

When:


All Day

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Admission:

Free

Location:

Old Courthouse Museum
200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls SD 57104 USA

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Old Courthouse Museum

Some may find it surprising that there was a time when consuming alcohol was a crime and women did not have voting rights. In fact, these two issues had been debated for over a century. Both were at the forefront during the Progressive Era, a time of political and social reform in America. Some women saw that the only hope of passing nationwide prohibition was if women received the vote. In South Dakota, women organized groups, published newspapers, and held speaking tours to get both measures passed. Soon after South Dakota passed statewide prohibition and granted women the franchise, the 18th and 19th Amendments did the same at the national level.

Old Courthouse Museum

200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls SD 57104 USA