Johnson City TN Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Definition and Mission: An inclusive, non-partisan alliance honoring the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement focused on the Johnson City  and Tennessee stories. Our objectives are to educate our community and celebrate the winning of Women’s franchise.



Events and Projects

The events and projects listed here are created and planned in order to achieve our objectives of Celebrating, Educating, and Honoring the legacy of the local and Tennessee Suffragists.



    Downtown Mural Presentation


The October 10 “Passing the Torch” mural presentation to the community is rescheduled to Sunday, November 1st at 2:30. Saturday's forecast of high winds and rain has proved to help us set the stage for our event to take place just prior to Election Day 2020. If weather conditions on November 1st are unfavorable, the event will be held virtually at a later date after November 1.


We are excited about this opportunity to not only focus on honoring the early suffragists, but also to set the stage for reminding everyone, especially women, to vote if they have not already done so.


 The event will include a brief program segment replicating portions of the October 7, 1916 Johnson City parade supporting the passage of the 19th Amendment.


View it streaming live here!


Additional information is on the Mural page.




Reece Museum Suffrage Exhibit


A Suffrage Exhibit opens at the Reece Museum on August 24 and is tentatively scheduled to continue throughout 2020. For more information and guidelines for visiting the Reece Museum on ETSU campus, go to


Oral History Gathering


We are gathering histories via interviews with local people—especially those who have a living memory of the early 20th Century, or a memory of family members who were impacted by women’s enfranchisement at any time. Interviews are recorded and archived. If you or someone you are familiar with should be involved in this effort, please let us know through the contact page.