Visit the Fruit Heights suffrage exhibit with your children located at the Fruit Heights City building.
Responsibly safe, gloves and hand sanitizer are available.
Fruit Heights City offices at 910 S Mountain Rd, Kaysville, Utah from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids and grownups can dress up to take a photo with Mae. Grownups can take a photo, too. Share with hashtag #KFHMuseumSuffragists. Flip through the suffragist cards and share your favorite with the hashtag. While you're there, pick up a coloring page and pack of crayons (1 pkg per family) to enter a contest to win a $25 FiiZ gift card!
Instructions* for entering the contest are found on the box of crayons. If you want to use your own crayons, you can download and print from home by clicking on a suffragist image above.
1. *Pick up a coloring page
2. Color and then snap a photo. Email your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Include your first name, age, and phone number.
4. Enter by July 31st - Open to children up through grade school.
When you visit the exhibit, read about the suffragists who lived in Fruit Heights and about the Shoshone tribes who traveled through the area, leaving evidence to be uncovered many decades later.
#KFHMuseumHA Better Days 2020
Ida B. Wells said, “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” Kaysville women (and men) shone a light on the importance of women having a voice in the public sphere.
Kaysville women played an important role and held prominent positions in the suffragist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many women wanted the right to vote to continue legally practicing polygamy, but their crusade continued through the end of polygamy in 1890, and beyond. Kaysville suffragists were a small part of the larger state, national, and even international movement of women working together to win the right to vote to have an equal say in the governance of their communities.
Kaysville suffragists held public and private meetings, balls, concerts, and some attended the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 to gather support and demonstrate the importance of equal suffrage. They also wrote articles, lead and were members of the Columbian Club, Woman Suffrage Association, and other civic organizations.
2020 is a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah women receiving the right to vote making them the first women to vote in the United States. 2020 is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act which protects the voting rights of all United States citizens regardless of race or gender.
This year, the Kaysville – Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art is honoring the sacrifices made by suffragists. We are indebted to them for their foresight and labor in our behalf.
Kaysville has grown substantially since 1870, 1920, and 1965. Some descendants of Kaysville suffragists still live in our community and are now joined by many neighbors and friends from near and far. We look to these women of the past with gratitude for securing voting rights for women, and we recognize our responsibility to continue to exercise that right.
Mother-Daughter Suffrage Duo #1: Sarah Ellen Barnes Layton and Sarah E. Layton Taylor Coombs