CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The first 2019 History on Tap topic at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is “Uncovering the History of Women’s Suffrage in Iowa” with Kären Mason, curator of the Iowa Women’s Archive at the University of Iowa.
Mason’s talk at the NCSML is on March 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The lecture is free, but registration is requested; visit NCSML.org to RSVP. A cash bar will serve beer, wine and specialty suffrage-themed cocktails.
The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution being submitted to the states by Congress for ratification. In celebration of this anniversary, Mason will talk about the “Iowa’s Suffrage Scrapbook,” draw on collections in the Iowa Women’s Archive that shed light on suffrage and suggest what we still need to learn about the Iowa women’s suffrage movement.
The NCSML’s History on Tap series features area experts on a variety of historical topics. The events take place either at the NCSML or at breweries, pubs and restaurants in the greater Cedar Rapids area. There will be another History on Tap event April 10 at Thew Brewing in Cedar Rapids on the use of 3D scanning in mapping Iowa City’s historic beer caves.
The History on Tap series is presented by CRST International with contributing sponsorship from Randy’s Flooring.