Women’s History in Berks

Women’s History is taking center stage this year with the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America.


The Berks History Center has partnered with the Berks Women’s History Alliance to celebrate the Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial, a county-wide, nonpartisan initiative to commemorate 100 years of women having the vote.

In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Movement in America this year, a group of nonprofits, educational institutions and individuals formed the Berks Women’s History Alliance to provide a framework for Berks County’s celebration of 100 years of women having the right to vote.

Under the banner The Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial, the Alliance promotes activities and exhibits of its member groups, encourages widespread community participation, and provides networking opportunities for interested organizations and individuals.

The Berks Suffrage 2020 Centennial will be celebrated throughout the year in Berks County alongside the Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Celebration of Women in the Arts, a county-wide initiative focusing on female artists in all genres, featuring works created in multi-disciplinary art forms and facilitating a greater collaboration amongst our community. 

“From art and music to political action and gaining the right to vote, women have made their mark in the history books of our nation and continue to do so both locally and nationally. Please join us, and countless other organizations, as we celebrate and commemorate women in Berks County this year!” -BHC Executive Director, Benjamin Neely

This project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development