VOTES FOR WOMEN
- Grant Recipient
National Votes for Women Trail
- 151 S 4th St, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA
- 47.9232711, -97.0288042
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
In 1888 both men and women met at the old courthouse to form a Woman Suffrage Association. An April 13, 1888 article from the Daily Herald described the scene: “The court room was crowded, even standing room being taken.”
In 1895 the courthouse served as the site of the first statewide convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association. During this convention women discussed the issue of woman suffrage in the United States. In the years that followed, the women of North Dakota continued to pursue suffrage and eventually received the right to vote in 1920, after all necessary states ratified the 19th Amendment.