Freedom, Independence & Citizenship: The History of Voting Rights in Minnesota

The right to vote and be represented in government is one of the most important universal rights of humanity. There is no other basic right that defines emancipation, liberation, and citizenship more than the ability to ballot for what you believe. Using historic artifacts, video, and photographs from local collections – including the Historic Courthouse collections – this exhibit will highlight milestones of voting rights for, among others, men, women, immigrants, and people of color in Washington County and Minnesota while critically examining social and political contexts. Washington County Parks is currently in search of artifacts, video, and photographs to use in the exhibit. If you have items to contribute, please contact us at 651-275-7075 or

To ensure the best tour experience, public tours are limited to 15 participants per tour guide. Large groups will be divided for a tour rotation. If you are visiting with a large group of 10 or more, please call 651-275-7075 to make arrangements. Unscheduled tour groups may be asked to tour the building without a guide.

July 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Washington County
Historic Courthouse


101 W. Pine St. 
Stillwater, MN 55082