September 2020

Crazy Quilts

September 13, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 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, 2020 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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Free

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, 2020 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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Make a Women’s Suffrage Rosette with Pam Brooks in our “Virtual Makerspace”

October 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm - December 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm
08901 United States

Create a "Votes for Women" rosette pin to celebrate women's right to vote. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions. This program is made possible by grant funding provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant…

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Lights on for Suffrage

October 30, 2020 - November 3, 2020
Free

Lights on for Suffrage Leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 (NJ Women Vote) is encouraging public buildings and private residences to illuminate spaces in purple, yellow, and white in commemoration of the centennial of 19th Amendment and the fight for voting rights that continues to this day. Lights On for Suffrage will take place from Friday, October 30, 2020, to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Sign up by completing this form.…

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November 2020

Battles for the Ballot: New Jersey Voting Rights, Then and Now

November 13, 2020

2020 New Jersey History Conference Battles for the Ballot: New Jersey Voting Rights, Then and Now Virtual Event Friday, November 13, 2020 The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), a division of the New Jersey Department of State, will host the 2020 New Jersey History Conference, Battles for the Ballot, virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020. The history of voting rights and suffrage in New Jersey is one of competing visions of who deserves a voice in American society. For centuries, activists,…

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Make a Women’s Suffrage Sash with Pam Brooks in our “Virtual Makerspace”

November 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
08901 United States

Create a sash with the traditional colors of the (American) National Woman’s Party -- purple, white and gold -- with our volunteer sewing expert Pam Brooks. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions. This program is made possible by grant…

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December 2020

Make a Women’s Suffrage Rosette with Pam Brooks in our “Virtual Makerspace”

December 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
08901 United States

Create a "Votes for Women" rosette pin to celebrate women's right to vote. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions. This program is made possible by grant funding provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant…

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