Video: “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”

Éliane Laberge

The Museum has just opened “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”, a special display developed by the Manitoba Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s enfranchisement in the province. It examines how women homesteaders, authors, journalists and temperance activists came together to achieve a Canadian first. Historical artifacts and photos introduce the arguments and personalities on both sides of the struggle, showing what the women’s victory achieved and who was left behind.

In this video, Dr. Roland Sawatzky, Curator of History at the Manitoba Museum, explains the reasons that led to the creation of the display and highlights evocative artifacts that illustrate this important milestone in Canadian history.

“Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” is on display at the Canadian Museum of History until March 12, 2017.