The New Iceland Heritage Museum Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Manitoba Women Winning the Right to Vote.

Felt Pennant, c. 1913-15 Votes for Women gathering at Minitonas, MB. - Loan from the descendants of Gertrude Twilley/Richardson and Fanny Twilley/Richardson

Felt Pennant, c. 1913-15

Votes for Women gathering at Minitonas, MB.

"Nice women don't want the vote."

Taking its title from a phrase uttered by Manitoba's illustrious Premier, Sir Rodmond Roblin, during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung, "Nice Women Don't Want the Vote," is an exhibit developed by the Manitoba Museum. The exhibit outlines the historical context of the Suffragist movement and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote.

"The exhibit outlines the causes, the contradictions, and the people involved in the Suffragist movement, emphasizing the fact that suffragists wanted real power in order to change society. “Nice Women Don't Want the Vote” includes fascinating artefacts that prove that this was a real fight that had been brewing for 25 years, while also revealing the tensions within the movement," says Dr. Roland Sawatzky, Curator of History at the Manitoba Museum.

Two Women - Courtesy Archives of Manitoba, Criddle Collection 148
This porcelain match holder (1910-1914) made an anti-suffrage statement, equating suffragists with “silly geese.” Donated by Kim Semonick in mem

This porcelain match holder (1910-1914) made an anti-suffrage statement, equating suffragists with “silly geese.” Donated by Kim Semonick in memory of Grandmother Sarah Roper.

Iceland Rocks!
A Fiery Saga

One third of the lava  that has flowed on earth in recorded history has come from Iceland.

Discover this fiery saga at the New Iceland Heritage Museum home to the largest collection of Icelandic rocks and minerals outside of Iceland.

Don’t miss the opportunity to behold the beauty and diversity of this unique exhibit. A stunning collection of rocks and minerals, permitted for the first time to leave Iceland by the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.

 

New Iceland Heritage Museum
#108 - 94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1

Phone: (204) 642-4001
E-mail:nihm@mts.net