The 1900s was a time of changing thoughts and relationships. Women were marching for their rights, while some took a more aggressive approach to get their message across, namely, Carrie Nation.
The hatchet below reads “All Nations Welcome But Carrie.” It became a bar-room staple back in the 1900s when Carrie Nation and her group—with hatchets in-hand—were laying waste to alcohol-serving establishments. Sometimes alone or accompanied by her group of hymn-singing women, they would pray while bringing destruction down on bars and their stock.
These were the women of the temperance movement and they, like many other groups, would play a part in a grander era of change that would occur from 1910-1930.
The Era of Change exhibition will be opening January 31, 2019.