Saturday’s History Hike explores Tennessee women’s suffrage

COOKEVILLE – Suffragist marches from a century ago are the inspiration for this Saturday’s History Hike in downtown Cookeville.

“It’ll be super fun and educational,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville museums education specialist, said of the free activity presented by Cookeville Leisure Services.

The hike will be a Women’s Suffrage in Tennessee “Jeopardy!” game.

Participants may pick up entry forms at the Cookeville History Museum, 40 E. Broad St., or Cookeville Depot Museum, 116 W. Broad St., between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Then they’ll “hike” between the two museums, looking for small panels on storefront windows and posts.

“Each panel will feature Tennessee suffragists and events that were instrumental in the ratification of the 19th Amendment,” McKee said. “We’ll give you the answers. Using the panels, you’ll give us the questions. Be as creative as you want.”

Those completing the task will be entered in prize drawings (one at each museum) sponsored by The Art Jam and Cookeville Bullseye.

Participants are also encouraged to see the Cookeville History Museum’s “Suffrage Centennial 1920-2020” exhibit. Admission is free.

History Hikes are held the second Saturday of each month, April through October. For more information, call 931-520-5455 or 931-528-8570.

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