Kentucky Museum News
Wells Fargo Grant Awarded to WKU Department of Political Science and Kentucky Museum for Journey to the Vote
- Author: Christy Spurlock
- Author: Thursday, December 12th, 2019
In 2020, the United States will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. As part of the celebration and commemoration of this important historic event, Wells Fargo reached out to Western Kentucky University’s Department of Political Science and the Kentucky Museum and invited them to apply for a regional grant that would support their Journey to the Vote programming and activities for the upcoming year. Wells Fargo is also partnering to support 19th Amendment celebration and commemoration activities in Louisville and Lexington this year, and through those contacts Wells Fargo learned of the exciting Journey to the Vote programming taking place at WKU. Dr. Victoria Gordon and Dr. Christy Spurlock were notified that $10,000 would be awarded to support the programming efforts of WKU’s Journey to the Vote for the upcoming year.
The Journey to the Vote commemorative events scheduled over the past year were made possible through generous funding from the WKU Sisterhood and the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar program. Campus and Community partners in the WKU celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment include the Department of Political Science, Kentucky Museum, Warren County Public Library, Department of Library Special Collections, Gender & Women’s Studies, and Department of History. For more information about these events and others, please visit https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/journey_vote.php or contact WKU Department of Political Science at (270) 745-4559 or the Kentucky Museum at (270) 745-6082.