Please join us for the museum’s annual meeting on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. The night will start with our annual member’s meeting, followed by a brief meeting of the Board of Trustees. Then, West Hartford Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson will deliver a lecture on the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement, highlighting women from West Hartford and Hartford who were part of the movement. This lecture commemorates the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, which proposed to give women the right to vote (the 19th Amendment was passed by the House on May 21, 1919 and by the Senate on June 4, 1919). The 19th Amendment did not go into law until August 18, 1920, when it finally had been ratified by 3/4 of U.S. states. It’s worth noting that Connecticut did not ratify the amendment until 1923!
Learn more about the fascinating history of woman’s suffrage at this free event. No advanced registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.