The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut

Date: 11/21/2020
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

In collaboration with the Salisbury Association Historical Society, the Scoville Library presents The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut with Ilene Frank, Chief Curator of the Connecticut Historical Society.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote nationwide. As in many other states the women of Connecticut worked tirelessly and seemingly endlessly to achieve this goal.  Ilene Frank will use items from the CHS collection including photographs, letters, pamphlets, and newspaper headlines to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history. You’ll learn about suffragists like Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Mary Townsend Seymour, and Isabella Beecher Hooker, as well as some Connecticut women who fought tooth-and-nail against women getting the vote.

Ilene Frank is the  Connecticut Historical Society’s Chief Curator overseeing exhibitions, education, collections, state-wide folklife program and marketing for the museum and library. She was Executive Director of the Rensselaer County Historical Society and previously worked for the Schenectady Museum & Planetarium, the McFaddin-Ward House and Historic St. Mary’s City. Ms. Frank has a M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University at Oneonta, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Please register for the Zoom link here.