The 19th amendment is 100 years old in 2020 and this fact is very important to the people of Charles City. Many are aware that Carrie Lane Chapman Catt grew up in Charles City and her childhood home dazzles the outskirts of the city – ripe for tours and events each year. Cheryl Erb who helps with the home says she was anticipating over 1,500 people would visit the property this summer to celebrate the anniversary – that was of course until 2020 became the year of COVID-19.
Erb says all of the events that were on deck for the anniversary year are being postponed for one year – she is calling it the ‘100+1’ anniversary of the 19th amendment.
The home is still open for tours this summer by appointment only – but Erb says the grounds can be visited anytime during the day, 7 days a week.
Erb says the ‘100+1’ anniversary celebration will hold a more than well-rounded celebration in 2021:
For the last few years, the house has put on a one-day prairie day camp. This year a lot of these events were held online and the fun will conclude on August 5th with the results to an object caucus:
For more information on the childhood home and how to sign up for a gilded tour go to: