YW-CT Connecticut Historical Society: 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Word of this event spread before we were able to get it to you by blast email and it immediately “sold out.” This is a private tour of the storage and collections areas of the Connecticut Historical Society – small spaces that are not normally open to the public – maximum capacity for the tour is 14 people. We have started a wait list – to be included on the list, email Susan Lennon at [email protected].  (If there is sufficient interest, perhaps we can persuade the Museum to offer a second private tour at another time!)

Do you know that the 50WomenAtYale150 celebrations coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote?

Join YaleWomen Connecticut in celebrating 50WomenAtYale150 – the 50th anniversary of the coeducation of Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the Graduate & Professional Schools!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

3-4 pm

Connecticut Historical Society

One Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT

Immediately preceding the tour, there will be a potluck -- light lunch and sweet treats – at Susan Lennon’s home, just up the street from the Museum (address will be provided to attendees).

RSVP to Susan at [email protected] no later than January 11, 2020.

The Connecticut Historical Society (located in Hartford, which was front and center in the suffragette movement) has generously offered YaleWomen Connecticut a limited capacity (maximum capacity is 14 people), private tour of "Behind-the-Scenes Tour: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In Connecticut" at 3 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

How did the women of Connecticut work for – or against – the right to vote? In this behind-the-scenes program, we’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from the Museum’s collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history. You’ll learn about suffragists like Katherine Houghton Hepburn (mother of Katharine Hepburn, who grew up in Hartford), Mary Townsend Seymour, and Isabella Beecher Hooker, as well as some Connecticut women who fought tooth-and-nail against women getting the vote (what was up with them?).

This tour will take guests into storage and collections areas of the Museum not normally open to the public.

$10 CHS members, $15 for non-members. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up.

January 18, 2020 at 3:00pm - 6pm

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