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“Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”

Sunday, November 10 from 3 to 5 pm

 The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society invites you to a living history presentation by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont, Richmond’s Gilded Age estate, brings the story of woman’s suffrage to life.

As we grow weary from another season of political ads, it’s easy to take for granted one of the most important aspects of our democracy – the right to vote. But until 1920, American women were denied this right, prompting decades of tireless work on their part and a determination to change the political landscape for future generations. Time-travel with a Richmond suffragist who relates the victories, the set-backs and the fascinating saga as we celebrate the approaching centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote. The program begins with a living history portrayal of Adele Clark, one of the founding members of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. An illustrated talk then takes the audience on a journey that spanned decades and forever changed our country.

The controversial debate touched almost everyone at the turn-of-the-20th-century. At Maymont, Mrs. Dooley and her sisters-in-law found themselves on opposite sides of the issue, and African-American women in Virginia and the south felt resistance due to their gender and their race. Discover the arguments, the justifications, and why even some women opposed the vote in this dynamic and informative presentation.

The presentation will be held at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville. The tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.  Please visit our web site middlesexmuseum.com to purchase tickets or you may send a check made out to Middlesex Museum to P.O. Box 121 Saluda, VA 23181. Tickets are also available at the museum that is open Saturdays from 10 to 3 Labor Day to Memorial Day and located at 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

We owe a BIG THANK YOU to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina for being a sponsor of this event

 

The photo is to be credited to Aaron Salvidar

Organizer

Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society

“Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dozier's Regatta Point Marina , 137 Neptune Lane Deltaville, VA 23043

“Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”

Sunday, November 10 from 3 to 5 pm

 The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society invites you to a living history presentation by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont, Richmond’s Gilded Age estate, brings the story of woman’s suffrage to life.

As we grow weary from another season of political ads, it’s easy to take for granted one of the most important aspects of our democracy – the right to vote. But until 1920, American women were denied this right, prompting decades of tireless work on their part and a determination to change the political landscape for future generations. Time-travel with a Richmond suffragist who relates the victories, the set-backs and the fascinating saga as we celebrate the approaching centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote. The program begins with a living history portrayal of Adele Clark, one of the founding members of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. An illustrated talk then takes the audience on a journey that spanned decades and forever changed our country.

The controversial debate touched almost everyone at the turn-of-the-20th-century. At Maymont, Mrs. Dooley and her sisters-in-law found themselves on opposite sides of the issue, and African-American women in Virginia and the south felt resistance due to their gender and their race. Discover the arguments, the justifications, and why even some women opposed the vote in this dynamic and informative presentation.

The presentation will be held at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville. The tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.  Please visit our web site middlesexmuseum.com to purchase tickets or you may send a check made out to Middlesex Museum to P.O. Box 121 Saluda, VA 23181. Tickets are also available at the museum that is open Saturdays from 10 to 3 Labor Day to Memorial Day and located at 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

We owe a BIG THANK YOU to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina for being a sponsor of this event

 

The photo is to be credited to Aaron Salvidar

Organizer

Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society

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