'She Flies With Her Own Wings' figures, art celebrate passage of 19th Amendment.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States.

The Clackamas County Heritage Council partnered with the Three Rivers Artist Guild to create mobile figures that depict several significant women and movements in Oregon history. These unique art pieces will be posted at various historical sites and local businesses around Oregon City and greater Clackamas County.

Clackamas County Historical Society members held a private "She Flies With Her Own Wings" socially-distanced open house on Nov. 12 in the Tumwater Ballroom. To view the traveling "She Flies With Her Own Wings" figures, the reception was limited to 25, with the guest list featuring artists, project contributors and affiliates. Social distancing and masks were mandatory, and guests were offered pre-packages beverages and appetizers. This reception allowed participants to view all the figures in one setting before they would be disseminated to sites in Oregon City and Clackamas County.

"She Flies With Her Own Wings" is collaboration between the Three Rivers Artist Guild and the Clackamas County Heritage Council, which seeks to highlight women's achievements both in Oregon and beyond in celebration of 100 years of 19th Amendment being passed. It has an accompanying biographies of both the figures and the corresponding artists.

Over the next several weeks you can find the figures at the following locations:

COURTESY PHOTO: TRIESTE ANDREWS - Clackamas County Heritage Council members have partnered with the Three Rivers Artist Guild to depict significant women and movements in Oregon history.

Hazel Ying Lee — Available

Marguerite McLoughlin — The Holmes House

Rosie the Riveter — Corner 14 FCOURTESY PHOTO: TRIESTE ANDREWS - Marguerite McLoughlin is currently depicted as part of a 19th Amendment celebration at the Holmes House.ood Carts, Spirits, and Brew

Marie Equi — Museum of the Oregon Territory

70s Peace Movement — World HeART Fair Trade

Abigail Scott Duniway — The Abernethy Center

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Available

Me Too Movement — Available

Contact Jenna Barganski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your business or historic site is interested in hosting a figure.

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