Museum opening hours: Wednesdays 1 pm to 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Special tours or research hours can be provided by calling 719-559-0837

Physical Address:

66 Lower Glenway

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Mailing address:

PO Box 662

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Women’s Suffrage

In November 1893, the Colorado state legislature approved a bill extending voting rights to women, seventeen 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.