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The West Brookfield Historical Commission (in Massachusetts) proudly presents a bicentennial birthday celebration for activist Lucy Stone to celebrate her 200th birthday on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018. There will be a three-site tour, a suffragist tea, and a musical event by the Old Sturbridge Village Singers.
The New England Town of West Brookfield is located approximately 20 miles west of Worcester, Massachusetts. Situated on the Historic Boston Post Road, the town was the halfway stop on the stage route from Worcester to Springfield. The picturesque Common is the beginning of establishing the Center Historic District. Within walking distance is the Old Indian Cemetery and other locations of historical significance. For more information: Dan Hamilton 508 637-1329, or email: lucy@westbrookﬁeld.org
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How is this for persistence? When we started publishing five years ago, few people even thought about 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial observance when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Spread the word! Follow the Suffrage Centennials blog. We’re also on Twitter and Facebook.
The restoration of an old Quaker Meetinghouse in Farmington, NY needs matching funds to meet the requirements of a grant to assist in the building’s restoration. Visit the web site for more information.
The National Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2018. Find out how you can give a hand. NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org for trainings and other resources.
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Suffrage Centennials covers news, views, events and highlights of upcoming suffrage centennial celebrations. With a straight face, there are those out there suggesting that 2020 isn’t worthy of emphasis. That’s why we persist in remembering that women’s freedom to vote was won after a long and difficult struggle.
The first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US was decentralized. Hundreds of organizations on the local, state, and national levels worked to win the franchise.Their very different practices and polices made headlines. This is important to note when commentators today suggest that the suffrage movement was monolithic and its leaders spoke for all women, their strategies, and tactics.