Nick Demuth (left) is the new Collections Manager for the Stevens County History Museum, and Lori Kurpiers (right) is the Museum's Office and Program Coordinator. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

The Stevens County Historical Society and Museum in Morris will hold a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. today for two new exhibits that opened this week. There will also be a 2 p.m. presentation by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, and refreshments by the High Tea Committee. The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge National Quilt Exhibit will be on display for a limited time through February 14, but the museum will be open every day during its run for maximum viewing.

“Women’s Voices in Stevens County: A Suffrage Centennial” will run through December 30 on this 100th anniversary year of a woman’s right to vote. The Museum’s Lori Kurpiers told the KMRS Community Connection that she was impressed by what she found out about the early suffragettes in Stevens County.

“I’ve been finding it interesting as we’re putting this exhibit together to dig a little deeper into the boldness of the women and having it be captured in the press,” Kurpiers noted.

The Suffrage exhibit features photos and stories from some area women, the one-time local chapter of the League of Women’s Voters, and a Minnesota-based Scandinavian women’s suffrage organization. The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge exhibit will feature 75 quilts.

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