Celebrate National Equality Day with us on Saturday, medical August 27. The Seneca Falls 1848 ‘Statement of Sentiments’ will be on display and an award-winning student DVD “The War of the Roses” will be shown. Noon-4:00 pm.
Documentary Film Viewing
Forward Into Light: Inez Milholland
The Inez Milholland Centennial
Created by the non-profit National Women’s History Project
Santa Rosa, California
A short documentary telling the story of American icon, Inez Milholland, who broke convention with her advocacy for gender equality, pacifism, racial justice, unions and free speech in the early Twentieth Century. She became the voice of suffrage. In 1916 she crossed the country, giving 50 speeches in 28 days. Suffering from exhaustion and anemia she collapsed while speaking in Los Angeles in October 1916. She died a month later at age 30. Her last public sentence was “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty.”
Shown in the Workhouse Prison Museum Saturdays and Sundays during August at 1:00 and 3:00 pm and on Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 pm.
Special Exhibits in Honor of the Suffragist Movement
On display in the Workhouse Prison Museum
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an early women’s rights activist. In the famous Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 she took the lead in drawing up a “Statement of Sentiments” which was a call to arms for female equality and the right to vote.
National Woman’s Party Congressional Voting Cards. During the campaign to demand the right to vote, organizers for the National Woman’s Party compiled a index of Congressional members with useful information about voting record, education, affiliations (pro-or anti-labor, etc), and family members. Suffragist lobbyists used this information to solicit support.
Nina Allender, Suffragist Cartoonist. A gifted artist and passionate suffragist, Allender was instrumental in reshaping the image of suffragists in the print media. She portrayed suffragists as bright, young, feminine women.