Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 7 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Museum Educator, Museum of the American Revolution
Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But did you know that more than a century earlier, women legally held the right to vote in New Jersey?
Join a Museum Educator for an exciting look at the Museum’s groundbreaking new exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters — and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807.
Get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell these women’s stories. Featuring original objects including textiles, works of art, and newly-discovered poll lists highlighting women voters from the period, the exhibition brings to life the forgotten stories of the women who first pioneered the vote and became role models for women’s suffragists two generations later. This experience includes a Q&A session.