Anne L. Page Women’s Suffrage MarkerSuffrage100MA and Danvers Historical Society were pleased to present the unveiling ceremony for the Anne L. Page women’s suffrage trail marker on May 26, 2022 at The Page House in Danvers, Massachusetts. Scroll down for event photos!
The Anne L. Page suffrage marker celebrates her legacy working for women’s voting rights as a founder of the Danvers Women’s Association and her accomplishments as an educator. The marker will be the first of five Massachusetts suffrage markers being unveiled this summer as part of the National Votes for Women Trail.
The event included a brief program of speakers and an exhibit inside Tapley Memorial Hall.
Special thanks to our speakers, who included:
David McKenna (President, Danvers Historical Society)
Fredie Kay, Esq. (Founder & President, Suffrage100MA)
Daniel Bennett (Chair, Danvers Select Board)
Mary Deighan (Director of Constituent Services Office of Senator Joan Lovely)
Representative Sally Kerans (13th Essex District)
Sheila Cooke-Kayser (Volunteer Educator Danvers Historical Society)
Laura Cilley (Development Coordinator Danvers Historical Society)
Nora Whouley (Former Assist. Communications Director Danvers Historical Society)
And thanks to the many volunteers who helped make this marker and event possible!
About Anne L. Page
Anne L. Page was born in 1828 in Danvers, Massachusetts and lived in The Page House until her death in 1913. Page was a founder of the Danvers Women’s Association, a suffragist group headquartered at The Page House throughout her lifetime. Page was also a pioneer in the field of education. She established one of the first kindergarten schools in the United States in her home, as well as The Page Normal School to educate women to become kindergarten teachers. Wellesley College, a Suffrage100MA Partner, built a laboratory preschool in 1913 and honored Page’s legacy by naming it in her honor: The Anne L. Page School. Today it is known as the Child Study Center.
The suffrage marker project is funded through a grant by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation®, sponsored by the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS)’s National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT), and coordinated in Massachusetts by Suffrage100MA.
Photo credit: Axie Breen Photography