Monthly Archives: November 2019

Centennial Events!

Three Upcoming Events in December to Celebrate our Centennial!

Hooray for 100 Years!

Gala Celebration!!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2-4 p.m.
At Broadway Christian Church
With the Mothersingers
Presentation of our annual Awards
Official proclamations from the City of Columbia and Boone County Commission
Refreshments and celebratory cake too!
If you plan on attending the Gala Celebration, please be sure to let us know. (RSVP to:

“Women Who Made a Difference: Columbia’s Suffrage Movement”
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
12 noon-1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn
At the Columbia Public Library
Guest Speaker: Tim Dollens

Cheer our Centennial at the Dogmaster Distillery
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6-8 p.m.
210 James Street
Guest speaker: Brianna Lennon.

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”
A film and discussion program

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
at 6 p.m.
Ragtag Theatre,  10 Hitt Street

Admission is free.

Historian and writer Kay Sloan has unearthed and assembled rare films that open a historic window onto how women’s suffrage was represented in early American cinema—from Charlie Chaplin in drag to a fiery and prescient speech from president of the Women’s Political Union, Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Following the film showing, there will be discussion featuring Kay Sloan, the film director, via Skype, and Professor Kerri Yost, associate professor of Digital Film Making at Stephens College.

At this event, Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk, will provide an opportunity for voter registration.

The program free and open to the public thanks to a generous donation from a League member.

This program is one of a series of films in which the League of Women Voters is partnering with Ragtag Cinema in this anniversary year of Women’s Right to Vote.


Columbia Historic Preservation

“Historic Preservation in Columbia”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Guest Speaker
Pat Fowler
Columbia Historic Preservation Commission


 Pat will speak on the work of the Commission and the city-wide Preservation Plan that is under development. Part of the Commission’s mission is to foster and encourage preservation, and to restore and rehabilitate structures, areas and neighborhoods.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.