Day of Jubilation — November 8, 2010

In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of
Washington Women’s Suffrage
Washington State Capitol Campus 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chaired by the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Historical Society, Washington Women’s History Consortium and the Interagency Committee for State Employed Women; with Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Christine Gregoire, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers.
For Parking and Campus information see the State Capitol's website.

Sponsored by:
Washington Business and Professional Women
League of Women Voters of Washington
Washington State Employees Credit Union
American Association of University Women—Washington
OBee Credit Union
Capital City Press
Olympic Crest Coffee
Color Graphics
Haggen/Top Foods
National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Zonta of Olympia
Crunch Pak Apples


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Suffragists Parade to Capitol Building
9:15 a.m.
New Horizons Band Playing Patriotic Music in the Capitol Rotunda
Featuring Costumed Suffragists and Vintage Automobiles (weather permitting)

(Meet in costume at Washington State Archives at 9:00 a.m.; marchers depart for the Capitol at 9:20 a.m.) Wear your period attire and bring a white handkerchief to wave!

North Entry to Capitol Building on First Floor

  • Five Star Display (Washington was the 5th state to permanently empower women to vote.)
  • Five Star Suffrage Buttons (Free while supplies last)
  • Commemorative Programs (including maps)
  • Information


Washington State Legislative Building

Heritage and women's groups from around the state will have exhibits throughout the Legislative Building all day.


Washington State Legislative Building Rotunda, 2nd Floor

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Welcome by Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed at 10:00 a.m.

11:15-12:00 a.m.
Harvest Moon portraying Mary Sam

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Suffrage Songs Sing Along with Linda Allen

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Harvest Moon portraying Mary Sam

3:00 p.m.
Tribal Dancers

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Timberline High School Chamber Choir

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Formal program—Featuring Secretary of State Sam Reed, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, bill signing re-enactment and passing of banners to Oregon and California. Recessional songs by Timberline High School Chamber Choir

Washington State Legislative Building State Reception Room, 3rd FloorReception


  • League of Women Voters of Thurston County
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Daughters of the American Colonists
  • Emma Smith DeVoe medal from National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Book signing of Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices by Shanna Stevenson (purchase in Legislative gift shop)


10:15-11:30 a.m.
“Valiant Women for Votes”—Vintage Fashion Show Presented by the Tacoma Goodwill Golden Oldies Guild and Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington

11:30-12:15 p.m.
“May’s Vote” Dramatic Presentation

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Eva Abrams portraying Mrs. Nettie Craig Asberry


Washington State Legislative Building Columbia Room, 1st Floor


  • Pink Tea Display
  • Refreshments (Coffee, tea, cookies, apple slices provided by Olympic Crest Coffee, Haggen/Top Foods, and Crunch Pak Sliced Apples)
  • All Ages Craft--Making Suffrage Hats—provided by Hands On Children’s Museum, Olympia
  • Exhibit: "Dolls in History: Susan B. Anthony to the Bionic Woman" presented by Dolls and Toys Northwest


10:15-11:30 a.m.
Living Voices Dramatic Presentation “Hear My Voice.”

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Living Voices Dramatic Presentation “Hear My Voice.”


Washington State Legislative Building—Office of the Secretary of State, 2nd Floor


  • Exhibit: "Moving Forward, Looking Back: Washington’s First Women in Government"
  • “Respectfully Dedicated to Loyal Subjects of Liberty” poster
  • Access to online databases at Digital Archives and Women’s History Consortium



Washington State Legislative Building—Office of the State Treasurer, 2nd Floor


  • Exhibit: United States Postal Service—"Women Putting Their Stamp On History"
  • Special Postage Cancel and Cachet Envelope for Day of Jubilation—sponsored by Zonta of Olympia



Washington State Legislative Building—Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 2nd Floor


  • Free Period Costume Photo Booth in the reception area

—sponsored by the Interagency Committee for State Employed Women (ICSEW)


Washington State Supreme Court—Temple of Justice


  • Original documents from pivotal Washington Territorial Supreme Court Cases related to women’s suffrage and early voter registration rolls from Washington State Archives


1:30-2:15 p.m.
Presentation by Washington State Supreme Court Justices. Mock Argument of a Suffrage Statute Challenge Case from the Territorial Court. Courtroom, first floor—seating limited.

Newhouse Building

"Liberty and Justice for All: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of suffrage and the achievements of Republican women"—an exhibit at the Irv. Newhouse Building presented by the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus

11:15-12:00 p.m.
Official unveiling of two new additions to the SRC Women's Suffrage and Leadership gallery with special comments from Washington's first female Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Dimmick.

12:00-12:15 p.m.
Meet the Suffragettes, an interactive living history display and storytelling presentation.

12:15-1:15 p.m.
A brown-bag lunch lecture by University of Washington Professor of Early History Dr. Michael Allen on the role of Republican women in the suffrage movement and the impact these women have had on our state and nation. The lecture will be followed by a question/answer period and a tour of the 1st floor gallery display.

For more information, visit the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus website.