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SPEND AN EVENING WITH MONTANA’S JEANNETTE RANKIN AT THE CAPITOL
In November 1916 Montana voters elected Jeannette Rankin as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.
To commemorate that momentous event, the Montana Historical Society will present an evening with Jeannette Rankin Thursday (Nov. 3) at 6:30 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda .
Professional actress and historian Mary Jane Bradbury will present a first person program telling Rankin’s story from grass-roots suffragist to her election to Congress to her votes against entry into both world wars to her political efforts that lasted to the Vietnam War. Bradbury will use Rankin’s own words and views on equality and government reform.
Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will introduce the program and talk about the importance of voting in the fall election.
MHS’s Museum Store will have a sales table with the 2016 Montana Capitol Restoration Foundation’s 2016 commemorative Christmas ornament, which is a beautiful image of Rankin, and books on her career and life. Proceeds from the ornament go for restorations at the Capitol.
Refreshments will be served after the event, which is co-sponsored by the Montana American Association of University Women and separately with the Great Falls AAUW Chapter.