WLB Advertiser Wesley Homes Des Moines will be presenting a free educational and revealing program on the suffrage movement in Washington State on Tuesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in their Terrace Auditorium.
Speaker Kit Bakke will divulge the Pacific Northwest’s suffrage struggle that included a soap opera of gamblers, houses of prostitution, smear tactics, crooked judges, saloons, cookbooks and fighting women. In Washington State alone, the right to vote for women was won and lost three times before the suffrage movement succeeded in 1910. That was a decade before the federal suffrage amendment passed.
This free program is presented by the SouthWest King School Retirees and Wesley Homes. Everyone is welcome and is encouraged to bring friends. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are encouraged: 206-824-5000.
Kit Bakke is a master story-teller, author and historian. Her books include “Miss Alcott’s E-Mail” and “Dot to Dot”.
Established in 1944 and affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, Wesley Homes operates two retirement communities and a home health agency. Wesley Homes Des Moines is a continuing care retirement community offering Cottage homes, apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing. Wesley Homes Lea Hill in Auburn offers Village Homes, apartments, assisted living and memory care. Wesley Homes Community Health Services provides home health services to clients throughout the Puget Sound region.
Wesley Homes Retirement Communities & Health Services
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198