Groton History Center: Historic Walls, Women's Suffrage
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:31am Heraldgroton
The History Center has a number upcoming exciting events, so mark your calendars you don’t want to miss these fun and informative events.
• October 20, 2:00 P.M. Annual Meeting & Painted Walls Program
Hear updates and year-end reports. Members may vote on next year’s slate of Officers and Directors. Following this brief business meeting, historic decorative painter and painted wall historian, Linda Lefko, will present an illustrated lecture on the 19th century murals of Jonathan D. Poor which decorated the walls of many buildings in New England. This program is free and open to the public.
• November 3, 2:00 P.m. Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement
Groton Public Library, 99 Main Street. Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, gives local suffragists the attention they deserve and discusses the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role. Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women’s movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester.
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