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-Extended-Votes for Women – Rhode Island State Archives Exhibit at the State House

March 6 @ 8:30 am - June 15 @ 4:30 pm


Rhode Island Department of State

Note: The exhibit will be on view till June 15. Stay tuned for further updates.

An exhibit in the RI State House celebrating the first two women elected to Rhode Island’s General Assembly and recognizing all the women who followed them.

Meet Representative Isabelle Ahearn O’Neill and Senator Lulu Mowry Schlesinger, the first two women elected to the RI General Assembly. Serving a combined 14 years in office, O’Neill and Schlesinger were tireless advocates for issues relating to women including maternal and infant care, equal pay, and labor laws. Using primary source documents from the RI State Archives, this exhibit highlights the benefits of having more and diverse views in the lawmaking process and celebrates the contributions of women from 1920 to today.

Exhibition hours: March 6-April 10, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Free and open to the public

The exhibit is in the newly refurbished gallery in the Lower Level of the State House. Free parking is available in surrounding lots on non-legislative days; metered street parking, and Providence Place Mall parking are available every day.





March 6 @ 8:30 am
June 15 @ 4:30 pm


RI Department of State


Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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