Opportunity and the Open Road: Women’s Suffrage and Mobility
June 8, 2020 - May 31, 2021
On August 18th, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state to ratify the landmark 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment granted American women the right to vote, ending almost a century of protest. Lane Motor Museum is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this pivotal moment, with an exhibition of vehicles associated with women’s rights, in conjunction with other institutions across the state.
Opportunity and the Open Road displays vehicles that helped drive the Women’s Rights Movement. Since the early 20th century, women have relied on these and similar modes of transportation for independence, self-reliance, and freedom of mobility. The vehicles displayed here give voice to the unique perspective of women behind the wheel and the incredible importance of their journey.