Museum opening hours: LUCRETIA VAILE MUSEUM HOURS: Wed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM & Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

66 Lower Glenway Street

Palmer Lake, Colorado 80133

Women’s Suffrage

In November 1893, the Colorado state legislature approved a bill extending voting rights to women, twenty-seven years before the 19th Amendment extended suffrage to women across the nation. With the approval of this bill, Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to win votes for women by popular election. The Lucretia Vaile Museum has developed an exhibit showing how the women’s suffrage movement appears in Palmer Lake history.

Featured items in the exhibit include an early ballot box with original ballots and voters’ registers that include women voters and a tea set given to a local resident, Susan Steppler Koch, by the suffrage activist Mary Tenney Gray.