On the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, the Berkshire Athenaeum displayed the exhibit “Getting to Yes” as part of the 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival in February 2020. The aim was to look at how this corner of the country intersected with the larger suffrage effort.
Much like the woman suffrage movement, “Getting to Yes” is the result of a partnership that cut across different generations and different organizations, including the Berkshire County Historical Society and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Berkshire Community College. Those photographs exhibited here that are not in the public domain came from the Local History Department of the Berkshire Athenaeum. We are grateful for the assistance of Miss Hall’s Horizons student, Ning (Wendy) Wang.