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Votes for Women: Taking our Place in Politics

This exhibit was inspired by the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States, the 100th anniversary of the final pushes in the Senate for the 19th Amendment, and the ratification nationally of women’s right to vote. Alliances formed for and against women’s suffrage reveal important divisions in American society in the first part of the 20th century, with roots before the Civil War, and branches that continue to this day. Votes for Women explores women’s sphere as it expands to include political office, considers the changing understandings of civic virtue, and reveals difficult choices that political movements must make in pursuit of their goals. Throughout, it highlights topics with a contemporary resonance: women’s position in society, social protest, racial divisions, and political engagement.

Exhibit Curators: Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement ; Gina Calia-Lotz, Instructional Services Librarian

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. To reserve your seat, email, or call 443-412-2539.

The Hays-Heighe House is wheelchair accessible. Guests who require other arrangements should contact Linda Anthony at 443-412-2539 at least two weeks prior to an event.

May 14 – Suffragist Tea

*Suffragist Tea is full, but we are keeping a wait list in the event that seats open up – call 443.412.2539 to be added to the list.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
12:30-2 PM
Hays-Heighe House
Limited Seating. Ticket Required.
Call for tickets: 443.412.2539
Cost is $15 per seat. Free to HCC credit students (must show HCC student ID card)

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Harford County

Tea socials played an important role in women’s suffrage, providing a respectable and feminine occasion for getting together, holding discussions, and disseminating information about the movement. Join us for a Suffrage Tea—in costume if you like!—to learn about this history and the history of the League of Women Voters.