August 2020

Somerville’s Suffrage Stories “Open Grounds”

August 29 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites, 71 Somerset Street
Somerville, 08876 United States
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During Downtown Somerville's Show Your Local Love Event visit for "open grounds" as we share Somerville's suffrage stories from the delegates to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey that granted limited women's suffrage in 1776 to the politicians and activists from New Jersey who secured the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States 100 years ago. Our pop-exhibit features "Rightfully Hers" from the National Archives with our own local historical interpretation. Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State…

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Votes for Women: Then and Now

August 30 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Borough Hall, 50 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote! Featuring the League of Women Voters, the NAACP of Morris County, and Morris County women elected officials. Join us at 4 p.m. on August, 30, 2020 at Madison Borough Hall, 50 Kings Road, Madison, NJ.

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September 2020

Different Twists, Common Thread

September 2 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
$3 – $12

 Morris County Historical Society Curator of Collections Anne Motto will demonstrate the ins and outs of the 19th- and 20th- century sewing machines featured in our current exhibit, Cut from Different Cloth: The Art of Women’s Handwork, 1865-192, on Wednesday, Sept. 2. During the presentation, which begins at 11 a.m., some of the machines used during that period will be displayed on the back porch while the remainder of the collection is on view in the exhibit. While there were…

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NJWV Virtual Quarterly Partnership Meeting

September 9 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join NJ Women Vote on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for our next virtual partnership meeting. The meeting will feature a special speaker(s) and include updates on NJ Women Vote projects and programs. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Communications Assistant Erica Meline at NJWomenVote100@gmail.com. All are welcome! Please see below the Zoom meeting information: Topic: NJWV Quarterly Partnership Meeting Time: Sep 9, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom…

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Somerville’s Suffrage Stories “Open Grounds”

September 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites, 71 Somerset St.
Somerville, 08876 United States
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During Downtown Somerville’s Show Your Local Love Event visit for “open grounds” as we share Somerville’s suffrage stories from the delegates to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey that granted limited women’s suffrage in 1776 to the politicians and activists from New Jersey who secured the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States 100 years ago. Our pop-exhibit features “Rightfully Hers” from the National Archives with our own local historical interpretation. Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State…

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Crazy Quilts

September 13 at 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
$3 – $12

Crazy quilts, in vogue from 1875 to 1900, showcased women’s creativity and economy through the use of dressmaking scraps stitched together for a decorative addition to any room. The quilts were one of the first fads driven by national ladies’ periodicals. Morris County Historical Society Curator of Collections Anne Motto will talk about the quilts displayed in a summer bedroom of the 1890s on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit MorrisCountyHistory.org.

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“Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman’s Suffrage” at New Brunswick Free Public Library

September 19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New Brusnwick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
Free

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will present a Zoom virtual program titled “Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women Suffrage” on Saturday, September 19th, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. The program will be led by Carol Simon Levin, a professional storyteller and independent historian who specializes in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot”. She will tell the story of Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, and…

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“Bicycles and Their Impact on the Women’s Suffrage Movement” at New Brunswick Free Public Library

September 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Brusnwick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
Free

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will present a Zoom virtual program titled “Bicycles and their impact on the Women’s Suffrage Movement” on Monday, September 21st  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The program will be led by Michael Gabriele, author of multiple books on NJ history, including “The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey”. He will discuss how bicycles allowed Suffragettes to spread the word on Women’s Rights. The program is free and open to the public.…

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A History of American Women in Song

September 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites, 71 Somerset St.
Somerville, 08876 United States
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Historical musician Linda Russell presents a musical illumination of the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th Century to the 19th Amendment. Linda sings broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society.   Registration in advance is required. Provide name and number in party to wallacedutch@dep.nj.gov in email or (908) 725-1015 in voicemail. Bring your own lawn chairs. Wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.  …

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October 2020

Women Aware 40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil

October 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Women Aware will mark 40 years of service to individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a 40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil fundraiser on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We can’t be together in person this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be here for each other. Registration is free and open to the public. Visit https://givebutter.com/WomenAware40th to register. The Need Moving forward from the extraordinary challenges presented by the…

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