The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts and
The Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial
Invite you to the
Suffrage Centennial Kick-Off Celebration
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 5-7pm, Faneuil Hall, Boston
Kicking off a year of commemorations celebrating 100 years since the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, enabling women to vote.
Featuring a live performance by Boston Children’s Chorus
and an original performance art piece by History At Play
Free and open to the public; RSVP encouraged. Children and families are welcome, and attendees are invited to wear white, or come dressed as your favorite Suffragist!
Download the flyer and share!
For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Join us for a conversation with Susan Ware, as she uncovers a much broader and more diverse story of the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.
Explore the activism and debate around women’s suffrage in Concord. Using primary materials from the Concord Museum Collection, participants will examine the variety of printed materials from both sides of the debate. Through close-looking and thinking routines, participants will determine what makes effective and convincing propaganda. 100 years after women gained the right to vote, what are we still fighting for? Design your own political button with a pithy slogan and striking graphics.
Free with Museum admission. Members visit free. Appropriate for all ages.
Walk through town and focus on the notable women who shaped Concord’s history. The tour highlights famous historical figures as Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Fuller, to those who are less well known, such as Ellen Garrison and Mary Merrick Brooks.
Walking Tour tickets gain you free same-day admission to the Concord Museum, including the Women of Concord Collection Spotlight on Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.
$5 Member | $10 Non-Member.
Meet outside Wright Tavern (2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742) by 10:45 a.m. Register here.
A staged reading of “I Want to Go to Jail”, an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka, Brandeis undergraduate performed in period costumes by cast members from We Did it For You! Women’s Journey Through History. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and a question and answer session with the audience. Please join us for an opening reception outside in the courtyard of the Rasmussen Education Center with a cash bar from Saltbox Kitchen Brewery and art and activist button-making beginning at 6:00 p.m.
$5 Member | $10 Non-Member. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.