Ratification Celebrations at Home and Around Town

The Tennessee legislature cast the final vote needed to ratify the 19th Amendment that gives women the right to vote. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of that historic moment, Nashvillians can choose from a number of artistic, educational and fun activities during the month of August and beyond. We’ve rounded them up for you.

The Yellow Rose Tea

Step back in time for a traditional afternoon tea of 1920, complete with bites from The Woman Suffrage Cook Book and a "visit" from suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley. Mon., Aug. 17, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tickets $48-82. The Hermitage Hotel, 231 Sixth Ave. N., thehermitagehotel.com/special-events.htm.

Her Flag

Nashville artist Higgins Bond is creating the 36th stripe, representing Tennessee, for the final piece in the collaborative, nationwide art and travel project created by artist Marilyn Artus. Tues., Aug. 18, 9:00 a.m. Gratis. @herflag2020 on Instagram and Facebook, herflag.com.

Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument Dedication

Women skydivers will parachute into Centennial Park to kick off the dedication of the monument, created by Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire, depicting five Tennessee suffragists. Tues., Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Gratis. Online, tnsuffragemonument.org.

Votes for Women: Legacy of the 19th Amendment Opening

The Nashville Library opens the doors to the highly anticipated room, which is “an interactive exploration of the power of women and girls and the power of voting” and tells Nashville’s role in the process. Tues., Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. Gratis. Online, library.nashville.gov/event/votes-women.

One Vote Won

The Opera’s first commission by composer Dave Ragland and librettist Mary McCallum highlights the efforts of Frankie Pierce and Diane Nash in civil and voting rights and kicks off the opera's 40th season. Sept. 25-27. Ticket prices on website. Streamed On-Demand, nashvilleopera.org.

Saints or Monsters: Political Cartoons of the 19th Amendment

Editorial cartoons use satire and caricature to give a glimpse into what was at stake for American women in the years leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Through Oct. 31. Gratis. Online, library.nashville.gov/event/votes-women.

Women’s Suffrage Series

The Hermitage Hotel is celebrating its role in the women’s right to vote with a variety of programs, including high teas, exhibits and suffrage-themed cocktails. Through Dec. 31.The Hermitage Hotel, 231 Sixth Ave. N., thehermitagehotel.com/special-events.htm.

We Count: First-time Voters

Five local artists create visual representations of the first voting experiences of a diverse group of Nashvillians in this exhibit honoring the importance of civic engagement. Through Jan. 3, 2021. Tickets $8-15. Online and at Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, fristartmuseum.org.

We Have a Vision: Nashville Women from the Centennial to Suffrage

Photographs, garments and more tell the stories of four influential women: Kate Kirkman, Anne Dallas Dudley, Kate Burch Warner and Frankie Pierce. Through Jan. 13, 2021. Tickets $8-10. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., nashvilleparthenon.com.

Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote

Ratified! explores the story of women’s suffrage — in Nashville and across the state — and the Tennesseans who had decisive roles in the decades leading up to the historic vote. Through Mar. 28, 2021. Gratis. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., tnmuseum.org.

Opportunity and the Open Road: Women’s Suffrage and Mobility

Examining how vehicles literally helped drive the Women’s Rights Movement, Lane Motor Museum's selection of classic cars from the era gives a unique perspective on the women behind the wheel and their important journey. Through May 31, 2021. Tickets $3-12. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, lanemotormuseum.org.

By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South

NPT’s original documentary, narrated by Rosanne Cash and produced by Beth Curley, tells the full story of how Tennessee women won the vote for all women. wnpt.org/citizenship-project/woman-suffrage/.

Camilla Can Vote: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

In this children’s book by Mary Morgan Ketchel and her mother, Marsha Blackburn, a field trip becomes a trip back in time to the deciding vote by state legislator Henry Burn. Available at local bookstores and online.