The Kaysville Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art is pleased to announce the winners of the Women’s Suffrage Essay Contest. The winners are Kaden West, first place; Olivia Montero, second place; and Kaylee Hull, third place. Kaysville and Fruit Heights have been designated HERitage cities and are actively celebrating the women and men who secured the right of all Americans to vote.
The winners wrote astute and thought-provoking essays about women’s civic virtue and the strength equal suffrage brings our country. Mr. West’s well-researched essay notes that “Our lives would be comparably inferior in a life without women’s suffrage.” Miss. Montero’s whimsical essay notes that “The United States is different today because of the changes [women] sought.” Miss Hull concludes that “Women’s suffrage is such a great and powerful thing and even though the fight to get it was long and hard it was very worth it.”
2020 is a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah women receiving the right to vote even though it was taken away soon after. 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.
The winners will receive a cash prize of $100 (first place), $50 (second place), and $25 (third place), made possible by a generous donation from Reading Horizons. All other participants will receive a FiiZ Drinks gift card courtesy of FiiZ Drinks.
We are so excited to be a part of this celebration. We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us make this happen.
Better Days 2020
The Kaysville Fruit Heights Museum had a wonderful opportunity to sponsor the basket for the weekly give away Jeff Bosen holds on the Kaysville Utah facebook page. Fiiz generously donated a $25 gift card and a t-shirt. That is a lot of Ironport! ( An old-fashioned carbonated soft drink from the early part of the 20th century that was served at soda fountains and is still popular in the Inter-mountain West. It can still be found in parts of Utah, Southern Idaho, Southern Montana, Western Wyoming, and Eastern Nevada. The flavor has been described as somewhat of a cross between root beer and Caribbean spices and is very similar to the Cuban soda, Iron Beer. The flavor has also been described as a black cherry Dr Pepper. It is rumored to have been named after Porter Rockwell. You learn something new everyday!)
The basket was like a mini 4th of July. A flag for waving, taffy for throwing, popcorn for watching the sparklers! Emily we hope you enjoy your basket and would love to hear about your adventures on the Main Street Walking Tour! It will be available on July 1st!
HERitage the 150th anniversary of the woman's vote at the Fruit Heights City building. July- September
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Woman's Suffrage in Kaysville, and the 150th Anniversary of Woman's vote in Utah. We, too, remember the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Guests are invited to visit the exhibit in the lobby of the Fruit Height City Building July through September 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Learn about two people with one goal, Fruit Heights' own suffragist, Ada Mazilla Evans Williams and activist Mae Timbimboo Parry.
Check out the event on facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/576842723027706/
Masks are encouraged. Be safe.
Visitors will also be able to see the exhibits in shop windows between Center Street and 100 North on the west side of Main Street in Kaysville's old town through July - notice that Facebook's 14 day event limit doesn't apply. A walking tour of Main Street will be available. Look for the announcement of the winners of the junior high essay contest with details of an elementary coloring contest coming up. More events are planned, pandemic allowing.
Presented by Kaysville - Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art with thanks to Better Days 2020, Fruit Heights City and Kaysville City's HERitage City Equal Suffrage Proclamation 2020.
HERitage Days will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Woman's Suffrage in Kaysville, and the 150th Anniversary of Woman's vote in Utah. See the exhibits in shop windows between Center Street and 100 North on the west side of the road. Presented by Kaysville - Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art with thanks to Better Days 2020 and the joint Kaysville City Equal Suffrage Proclamation 2020.
Check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/688700511974592/