Saturday’s Celebration of the Women’s Right to Vote in Augusta
This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women being given the right to vote. (Thanks guys) It is the 19th Amendment. There has been a celebration going on traveling to the 36 states that voted to pass the amendment and doing it in the order in which they ratified.
The celebration is called Her Flag.
Her Flag is a HUGE collaborative art flag. As the flag goes to each state, an artist from that state created a stripe for that flag.
As for Maine, Her Flag will be in Augusta on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.
Artist and founder Marilyn Artus will sew each state’s stripe, which was designed by a woman artist in that state, onto the flag at a live event in each capital city.
So, Maine was the 19th state to ratify and will be represented by the19th stripe sewn onto Her Flag. It's happening on Saturday, January 11th 2020 at the Maine State Museum located at 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330 at 1:00 PM.