Lois Glewwe Suffrage Memorial Fund

Lois Glewwe wore many hats throughout her life, but above all she was a storyteller. Lois unexpectedly died in 2023. To honor Lois and her love and commitment to South St. Paul history, and commemorating the 90 South St. Paul women who cast the first votes in the nation on August 26, 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment passed, a “Lois Glewwe Suffrage Memorial” plaque is being planned for placement in Fred Lawshe Memorial Park (the original site of the South St. Paul City Hall).

The plaque unveiling will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Fred Lawshe Park (207 3rd Ave. North). Following the unveiling will be a tea luncheon at 11:30 a.m., across the street at the Dakota County Historical Society (130 3rd Ave. North). Tickets are $20 per person for the tea luncheon and can be purchased on the DCHS website (link below).

Donations are being accepted to create the Lois Glewwe Suffrage Memorial. Click the button below to donate to the fund. 

Lois Glewwe Memorial
For more information, please contact:

  • Eleta Pierce, First Presbyterian Church at 651-451-6223
  • Deb Griffith, City of South St. Paul at 651-554-3230
  • Matt Cater, Dakota County Historical Society at 651-552-7548
  • Carol Mladek, South St. Paul Garden Club

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Call the church office at 651-451-6223 with any questions or prayers. All are beloved here.