March 2020

Historic Heroines and Trailblazers of Montclair

March 30 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, 07042 United States
$5

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Jane Eliasof will share stories and unknown facts about many notable women from the Montclair area. These women contributed to their respective fields that were traditionally dominated by men or who fought for equal rights. Doors open at 6:00 pm with refreshments, program begins at 6:30. Free to members of the Montclair History Center; all others $5.

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April 2020

Performance: Hear My Voice: Fighting for Women’s Right to Vote

April 6 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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  Performance: Hear My Voice: Fighting for Women’s Right to Vote Date/Time Date(s) - April 6, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location Updike Farmstead 354 Quaker Road Princeton Join us for a live performance of Hear My Voice: Fighting for Women’s Right to Vote, a program from Living Voices that brings to life the struggle of women in the United States to attain suffrage. Hear My Voice tells the story of the women’s suffrage movement and suffragist Alice Paul…

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CANCELED Book Discussion of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote”

April 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Princeton Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, 08542 United States
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CANCELED In advance of Elaine Weiss’s April 21 talk at Princeton Public Library library, we will discuss her book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.” Weiss’s book is an account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women. It traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders. Presented in partnership with Princeton Public Library and the Historical Society…

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CANCELED Author Elaine Weiss on “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote”

April 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08540 United States
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CANCELED Author and journalist Elaine Weiss discusses her book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.” The book is the story of the multi-faceted 1920 struggle to get the state of Tennessee to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Free and open to the public, no registration needed.

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Reclaiming Our Voice Tea at Buccleuch Mansion

April 30 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buccleuch Mansion, Buccleuch Park, Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$25

The Women's League of Rutgers University is holding a tea on April 30, 2020 at the Buclleuch Mansion from 12 to 3 pm featuring Reclaiming our Voice: New Jersey's Central Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage with Carol Simon Levin. There is a $25 charge for registration. To RSVP and get more information, please email Beth Mane, WLRU Co-Chair, at bethmane@aol.com.

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May 2020

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony in Historic Courthouse

May 1 at 7:30 pm - May 2 at 2:00 pm
Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, 71 Main Street, Building 3
Flemington, NJ, 08822 United States
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$15

Franklin Theatre Works, Ensemble Theatre of New Jersey will stage The Trial of Susan B. Anthony in the beautifully restored Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse located in Flemington , NJ  on May 1 at 7:30 pm and May 2 & 3 at 2:00pm. The dramatic reenactment of the trial is open to the public and will last approximately 1. 5 hours.  The actors will be in period dress, a suggested donation of $15.00 to help cover the costs.

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Women on Wheels: How Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling

May 10 at 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030 United States
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Is it surprising that in the 1890s conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them? Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a “bicycle face,” or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling — and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony thought bicycling had…

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In Her Footsteps: How Women Shaped Princeton Walking Tour

May 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15

Wiebke Martens and Jennifer Jang, authors of Discovering Princeton, lead a tour dedicated to the contributions of women in the community. The walk includes an overview of Princeton’s history and focuses on some of the women who have helped make Princeton – both town and its namesake University – what it is today. Stops include the new Betsey Stockton Garden, Alexander Hall, and Dorothea’s House. This program is a part of HSP’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the…

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July 2020

The Vote – Race vs. Sex: The Beginning of the Struggle

July 1 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE

Join NJ Women Vote for a pre-release virtual viewing party of an excerpt from The Vote, a new four-hour, two-part documentary series by PBS’s American Experience. This compelling series tells the dramatic story of the epic crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement’s final decade, the series charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box, and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path. The clip…

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NJWV Arts & Humanities Project Info Session

July 8 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are offering an informational session on their joint NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 Digital Project. The project seeks to engage artists and humanities scholars to create digital content that addresses the theme of voting and suffrage, particularly related to New Jersey. Join us for the information session on Zoom on July 8 at 11 AM (EST). Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cIPFn6HNQvatxEA-QDGIyQ And learn more about…

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