The Butler County Historical Society is asking area residents that had relatives or family members who took party in the local effort to win women’s suffrage and passage of the 19th Amendment to consider donating photos, memorabilia and other historical artifacts for use in an exhibit. The BCHS is preparing an exhibit honoring the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and is seeking artifacts such as flags, buttons, diaries, dresses and photos of local residents taking part in parades or public gatherings. The effort to give women the right to vote took decades but the exhibit will primarily focus on developments that occurred during the 1910 to 1920 decade.

Persons who would like to offer photos, artifacts and family stories for the exhibit should contact Executive Director Kathy Creighton by emailing her at kathy@bchistoricalsociety.com or calling her at 513-896-9930. Even though the society, located at 327 North Second Street, Hamilton, is closed during February and March for remodeling, arrangements will be made to receive all contributions.