Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum

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Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary and Places in IA

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    This National Historic Register house is a museum commemorating Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, who lived here for most of her childhood. Catt was one of the most influential leaders of the suffrage movement, she served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and founded the League of Women Voters as well as the International Alliance of Women. Thanks to her persistence and devotion, the 19th amendment was eventually ratified in August 1920.
    The Victorian era house, built in 1886, was founded as a museum by The National 19th Amendment Society with a mission to commemorate Catt’s contribution to society. The Interpretive Center will give you a closer look at her life, work, and legacy. Stroll in the two-acre prairie and enjoy apple picking at the heritage apple orchard, while the children can dress up in pioneer clothes. Special events celebrated on Catt’s birthday, International Woman’s Day, and more.

    #NotToBrag - Carrie Champan Catt Girlhood Home - Charles City, Iowa

    #NotToBrag, but on this day in history, August 18th, Carrie's "Winning Plan" reached success.
  • More Info
    Address: 2379 Timber Ave. Charles City, Iowa, 50616
    Free admission
    Opening Hours: From Memorial Day to Labor Day: Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM, Sundays and holidays Noon - 4 PM, and by appointment
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  • Photo credit - courtesy of National 19th Amendment Society