The League of Women Voters of Martha's Vineyard is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution's 19th Amendment, which in 1920 extended the right to vote to both sexes.

In addition to partnering with the Martha's Vineyard Museum, MV Chamber of Commerce and down-Island business associations to share information about the centenary on social media, the league also is planning three gatherings in the coming week: August 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven; August 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Memorial (Cannonball) Park in Edgartown and August 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.

Participants are encouraged to wear white and a sash and to carry a sign celebrating voters rights or the stories of women who fought for the right to vote.

For more detailed information about these activities and other resources about the women's suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment, visit