Adopt a Suffragist

Dress crocheted by Kelly Palmer

As part of the 2020 ROMP exhibit Justice, Not Roses: 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote, the museum will be sponsoring an Adopt a Suffragist campaign to raise funds to extend the exhibit’s reach with workshops and presentations wherever possible.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that secured a woman’s right to vote in every state. The ROMP 2020 exhibit will be a poetic exploration of this event and theme.

How Can You Help

Right now, if you are crafty or know someone who is, volunteer to make a white suffragist dress to fit a Barbie doll. Make more if you can. The pattern is up to you but it should be long. A hat would be great, too.

All of the dolls will be featured on this page and also at the exhibit in a Suffragist March to represent historical marches women made from 1900-1920. The dresses are needed by the end of January 2020. The tentative opening date for the museum exhibit is Feb. 28, the day in 1920 that Oklahoma ratified the 19th amendment.

After the exhibit opens, be one of the people who adopts a suffragist. Your adoption fee will help the museum director travel to help increase awareness of the 19th amendment, poetry, and the museum’s work to schools, organizations, conferences, etc.

For more information, contact ROMP director Shaun Perkins at