Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

We Demand: America's First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause

In September 1915 four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at www.suffrageroadtrip.com. This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

  • Sanford-Springvale Historical Society (map)
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Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Maine Town Meeting

The Margaret Chase Smith Library will use the occasion of the centennial of the suffrage movement to assess where women have come from in the political sphere -- a time when females during Margaret's life did not have the right to vote -- to where they are today, still knocking on the door of the presidency, a challenge which Senator Smith took on in 1964. Speakers will provided historical perspective and current updates on efforts to integrate women more fully into political participation and elected office.

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Oct
19
9:15 AM09:15

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

  • University of Maine Hutchinson Center (map)
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Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

This event is sponsored by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women educators for its members.

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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Theater for Social Change

Portland Stage Company, in partnership with the Maine State Museum and Maine State Library, presents a workshop for middle and high school students that explores the images, concepts, and stories of the women’s suffrage movement. Reservations required.

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening : One Woman One Vote

This documentary is a sweeping look at the women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to arms to the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women voting rights.

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the documentary features historical photos and video clips of the suffrage movement, as well as a number of historians who provide needed context. The film also delves into the deep divisions within the suffrage movement, like the one over the question of whether to support voting rights for black men. In addition, the film looks at regional differences within the movement and differences over whether to use militant tactics.

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Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

  • Bowdoin College - Visual Arts Center (map)
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Join Bowdoin Votes in celebrating the centennial of the passage of women’s suffrage.

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote dramatically illuminates the suffrage movement’s final six weeks, when a dozen states had refused to ratify the 19th Amendment and its fate hinged on the decision to be made by Tennessee. In her talk, author Elaine Weiss will discuss the key figures and stakes on all sides, outline the dizzying repertoire of political dirty tricks in play, and put the suffrage campaign into the context of later movements for freedom and equality.

Coming on the eve of an election day that might otherwise be easy to overlook, Ms. Weiss’ visit will underscore the importance of each citizen exercising their right to vote, in every election.

The Woman's Hour is being adapted into a TV series by producers Steven Spielberg and Hillary Clinton. Elaine Weiss' journalism and magazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her by-line has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She has been a frequent correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

This event is sponsored by the Edith Lansing Koon Sills Lecture Fund.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

United We Bloom - Daffodil Tribute Project - Bulb Distribution Center

Creative Portland hosts a kick-off reception for the daffodil planting project during Portland's First Friday Art Walk. You are invited to pre-order bulbs (100 or more) for pick-up at 84 Free Street, Portland and to learn more about how to get involved. Borrow tools and maps for volunteer planting locations on Nov 2 & 9.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Art Walk - WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION

  • Creative Portland & City of Portland Arts District (map)
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During the November First Friday Art Walk, on Friday, November 1, Portland's arts and cultural organizations will collaborate with city partners and cultural organizations to launch Portland's participation in the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration through arts exhibitions, multi-media messaging, pop-up exhibits, musical concerts, spoken word & poetry performances and more.

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Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 40 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

PERSEVERANCE - Workshop Reading of New Play

Perseverance, by Callie Kimball, was commissioned by Portland Stage to commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage. The fictional story explores the lives of two women occupying the same physical space 100 years apart.

Perseverance Turner, an African-American schoolteacher, writer, and suffragist, is determined to elevate her students above the circumstances in which they were born. One hundred years later, in the same small town of Hillcroft, Maine, Dawn Davis, a white schoolteacher, is running for office on a platform of education reform. As the two women's stories intertwine, ownership of history takes center stage.

Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at the door

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 45 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

November 5 is the 100 year anniversary of Maine's ratification of the 19th Amendment!

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Rose Schneiderman

Author Annie Valliere presents a lecture about her great-aunt, labor activist and suffragist Rose Schneiderman, one of the few non-native born, working-class women traveling the country to speak about women’s suffrage.

This event is co-sponsored by the Maine State Museum, Maine State Library and Maine Archives.

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Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

"Votes for Women" Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate the suffrage centennial at a fun and inspiring event highlighting leaders of the movement in a program of historical narration and dramatic readings. Singer and fiddler extraordinaire, Joyce Andersen, will perform and there will be appetizers and cake. Everyone is welcome!

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Let the Girl's Play! Concert featuring Kalie Shorr of the Song Suffragettes and Maine Academy of Modern Music's Girls Rock! Band

Enjoy a night out supporting local and national female artists.

A country artist with a sweet voice but strong work ethic, Kalie Shorr took the hard road to stardom as she first made her name in Nashville as a teenager. Shorr was born and raised in Portland, Maine on July 11, 1994, where she was the youngest of seven children born to a single mother. Shorr soaked up a rich variety of influences from her siblings, and at the age of six, she began writing songs. At 13, Shorr learned to play guitar and gained experience playing in a rock band in Portland, singing Pink Floyd and Nirvana covers in a friend’s basement. While she loved rock and pop, Shorr was certain that her future lay in country music after hearing Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt, originally by Nine Inch Nails. Determined to make her mark, Shorr took extra classes so she could graduate from high school early, and then held down two jobs at once so she could raise the money to move to Nashville. 

By the time she was 19, Shorr had settled in Music City, and she landed a job at a hot dog stand while she searched for an audience to hear her songs. Things began looking up for Shorr when she became part of a weekly songwriter’s showcase called Song Suffragettes that highlights the work of talented female singer/songwriters in Nashville. Song Suffragettes helped raise Shorr’s profile which resulted in her first publishing deal, solidifying her dream of becoming a professional musician in Nashville. Kalie was recently named to Taste of Country’s “2018 Hottest Artists Under 25”

Song by song, Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) aspires to provide Maine youth with the discipline, freedom, and guidance to appreciate the thrill of making contemporary music, instilling in them the power of self-expression. MAMM is dedicated to building leadership through the musical arts. Girls Rock! is made up of female musicians from MAMM...girls who really rock! They play an annual concert in March for Women's History Month and performs other times throughout the year. MAMM also hosts a Girls Rock! Summer Camp each summer.

Tickets and more info available at https://letthegirlsplay.eventbrite.com

Contact: Laura Genese lgenese@gsmaine.org

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Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 45 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Women In Harmony Concert: The Right to Vote

The program will feature actual historical songs from the Suffrage era, such as March of the Women by Ethyl Smith, The League of Women Voters by Mrs. D. P. Owens, and Suffrage Song by Eleanor Smith. The concert also includes two contemporary accounts of women of the time: Emma and May by Linda Allen tells the story in music of two women with contrasting personalities who played an important role in the suffrage movement in Washington, Emma Smith Devoe and May Arkwright Hutton. And Nana Was a Suffragette by Jules Gibb tells the story of an elderly surviving suffragette from the point of view of one British family. This portion of the program wraps up fittingly with Never Sit Down by Gwyneth Walker, a celebration of heroic women from the past who worked for women’s rights, including the suffragists.


In addition to celebrating women’s suffrage, our program also addresses the importance of voting with songs such as the delightful My Vote, My Voice, My Right by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Hartley. Women in Harmony accompanist Deana Gurney’s arrangement of Vote ‘Em Out by Willie Nelson incorporates the gospel song Change this Land by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
We will also feature a set of songs from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and1960s, including the protests against the disenfranchisement of African-Americans through widespread violence and racist policies. These songs include People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come, the traditional spirituals Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, Amazing Grace, and We Shall Overcome. Finally, this program will encourage our audience to get out and vote, offering voter registration at the concert.

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

  • Westbrook Women's Club- Westbrook Warren Congregational Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 45 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

  • Old Berwick Historical Society- in Berwick Academy’s Arts Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

This talk is based on the book "Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage", about the author's great-grandmother. Florence was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. We explore Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 40 minutes.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting. Join us on the second Saturday of each month. Lunch is offered, $10 contribution suggested.

This month we'll be commemorating the 19th Amendment, reflecting on lessons learned and what remains undone. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind--choices that continue to echo 100 years later. Presented by Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby.


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Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Play Me A Story

Teaching artists from Portland Stage conduct an interactive dramatic reading and acting workshop for kids (ages 5-11) and their families. The workshop features books that explore how every person can make a difference in the world by standing up and speaking up for what they believe in.

This event is co-sponsored with the Maine State Museum, Maine State Library and Maine Archives.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

A Talk By NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede

The centennial of women’s suffrage, Maine’s bicentennial, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence - - what exactly are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? The Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jon Parrish Peede, will discuss the role and purpose of historical commemoration in the 21st century.

Presented in partnership by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative, and the Maine Historical Society.

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Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: The Story of One of the Biggest Civil Rights Movements in History

A presentation by League of Women Voters member Ann Luther about how long it took for women to get the vote, the roots of the suffrage movement in the struggle for racial justice (abolition), the difficult choices made between rights for women and rights for blacks in the post-Civil War era, the tactical disagreements within the movement, the voters left behind at the end, and the ways the promise of equality is even now unfulfilled, and what we can do about it.


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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

We Demand: The First Ever Cross-Country Road Trip for a Cause

In September 1915 four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at www.suffrageroadtrip.com. This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Long Road

Maine State Museum Exhibition Co-curators Candace Kanes and Sheila McDonald provide an illustrated talk to look in depth at some of the stories and images presented in the Maine State Museum exhibition Women’s Long Road: 100 Years to the Vote

This event is co-sponsored by the Maine State Museum, Maine State Library and Maine Archives

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Presentation: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

It is not the suffrage story the way you’ve always heard it, although the familiar elements are all there. It tells the tale of the multi-generational struggle for women’s voting rights:

•One of the largest civil rights movements in history

•Celebrating the courage and persistence of the women who fought for our right to vote and eventually succeeded.

•Taking a clear-eyed look at the divisions and the biases among the movement’s leaders

•Acknowledging often-overlooked debts

•Recognizing the toll on those left behind and the many barriers to voting that persisted for years after 1920 and that still persist today

•Rededicating ourselves to the work left to be done, not only for women in politics, but also for so many others who face systemic barriers to full political equity and inclusion in civic life.

Light refreshments

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

  • Gorham Historical Society- White Rock Grange (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

We Demand: America's First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause

In September 1915 four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at www.suffrageroadtrip.com. This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.

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Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

Arts In The Chamber

Woman In Harmony perform a suffrage tribute.

Women in Harmony are a chorus of women's voices who share a passion for excellence in vocal performance, the desire to make a positive impact on the world, and a belief that music is an effective way to inspire others to do the same.

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour: The Suffragists

At 239 acres, Evergreen Cemetery is Portland’s largest open space, a sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, site of the city’s largest urban forest and an outstanding example of nineteenth century rural cemetery design. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is protected by the City of Portland’s historic preservation ordinance. Historic Walking Tours are led by our experienced History Docent team of volunteers. All tours are free and there’s no need to pre-register. Just meet us by the cemetery office. on the day of the tour.

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Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Songs of Suffrage

 Talented local musician, Katherine Rhoda, will be presenting a series of Suffrage songs that were sung in support of passing the 19th amendment. This event is one of a series of events that the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society is sponsoring this year to commemorate Maine ratifying the 19th amendment. The musical presentation will take place in conjunction with the open house of the Town of Porter's very special historic Old Meeting House which is only open to the public once a year. Not to be missed!

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit: "From A Woman's Perspective"

To commemorate Women’s Equality, Richard Boyd Art Gallery invites you to join us Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. for the opening of ‘From a Woman’s Perspective’ an annual group exhibition of original paintings created by women from their point of view.

Creating visual art gives women another voice, a way to express their true feelings about daily life and the world around them. It’s a means of relaxation and a way to cope with issues of the day.

Drawn from the gallery’s inventory of original works, this multi-generational exhibition includes a selection of over 25 paintings created by eight accomplished women Amy Bickford, Patricia Chandler, Carrin Culotta, Jane Herbert, Scarlet Kinney, Jen Pagnini, Felicity Sidwell, and Susan Tan. Although each artist has her own style, technique, and approach to creating art they are joined by a passion - expressing themselves through painting.

The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through September 29, 2019.

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Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Talk: Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 40 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

A Great Turnout: Factory Girls and Maine's First Labor Strike

  • Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society's History House (map)
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Event Description: Professor of History at the Univ. of New England, Dr. Elizabeth de Wolfe will be presenting this little-known tale of ordinary women mill workers who took extraordinary measures to demand just treatment. In 1841, nearly 500 female factory workers walked out of Saco’s York Manufacturing Company and paraded up Main Street, chanting and singing. They gathered in a local church, formed a committee, and sent the factory owner a document articulating their complaints about wages, housing, and paternalistic rules. In this illustrated talk, we’ll explore the life of New England “factory girls,” the opportunities mill work brought, and the challenges of this difficult labor. We’ll examine the tense days that followed the “turn-out” and see how a strike in one Maine town connected to national agitation for women’s rights, including suffrage.


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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Talk: Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 40 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Talk: Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage

Florence Brooks Whitehouse was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. This talk explores Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment that would give women voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk, which lasts about 40 minutes. The speaker, Anne B. Gass, is Whitehouse's great-granddaughter.

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Jul
13
8:30 AM08:30

Maine Historical Society Forum: "Debating Suffrage Before and Since the 19th Amendment"

The 5th Annual MHS Historian's Forum commemorates the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage. It brings together new scholarship on women's rights, gender and politics, race, the labor movement, and community activism as it relates to universal suffrage. The goals of the Forum are to encourage dialogue, and foster collaboration within the research community, all in recognition of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. Registration is open to everyone. $10 MHS Members/ $20 General Admission. Tickets available via website.

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Talk - We Demand: The First Ever Cross-Country Road Trip for a Cause

In September 1915 four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. 

Independent historian Anne B. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at www.suffrageroadtrip.com. This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.


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Jul
4
5:30 PM17:30

Marching in Machias 4th of July Parade

Join the local League of Women Voters members and volunteers in marching in the Machias 4th of July Parade. We will marching wearing historical dress (late Edwardian to early 1900s or your best approximation - no judgement around the authenticity of your outfit) while carrying banners and flags based on historical ones and some more modern signs to help provide context for people who might not know much about the US Women's Suffrage Movement. We will have some "Votes for Women" sashes for people to march in if you don't have one of your own. Everyone is welcome, so bring family. The more intergenerational, the better. If you have anyone who wants to dress in men's style clothing, we'll have yellow carnations for them.


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Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Suffrage March Reenactment

Suffrage March Reenactment at Augusta's 4th of July Parade - Join the First Amendment Museum and march in the Augusta 4th of July parade to commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage. Tour the Museum, learn about the First Amendment and the freedoms that are the cornerstone of our democracy. Make a sign, sash or paper daffodil to wear in the parade. Wear white or come as you are and on't forget your hat, sunscreen and an umbrella just in case!

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Day at The Maine State Museum

  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine/Maine State Museum (map)
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Join us as we celebrate women and cycling! In conjunction with their exhibit “Women’s Long Road- 100 years to the Vote” the Maine State Museum will be partnering with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to host Bike Day on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote and will highlight the integral role that the bicycle played in empowering women!

Join us for a bicycle rodeo, bicycling fashion contest, creating your own suffrage sash, access to the exhibit, and a family bike ride

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: Disenfranchised Voters and the History of Voting in Maine


Join Rhea Côté Robbins, Maulian Dana and Anna Keller at the Jesup Memorial Library for a panel discussion about how the passing of the 19th Amendment was both an incredible feat, but also incomplete in its mission. Many of the people who campaigned for the 19th Amendment could still not vote until many years after the Amendment became law. Côté Robbins is a founder and Executive Director of the Franco-American Women's Institute, an organization that promotes awareness about the contributions of the Franco-American women to the culture, their families and the communities they live in. Dana is a Penobscot Tribal Citizen and serves as the appointed Ambassador for the Nation. She was appointed by Chief and Council in 2017 and reappointed to a four-year term in 2018. This position serves as the government relations representative for local, state and federal governments. Keller is the executive director of the League of Women Voters Maine. 

There will be another talk in the fall at the Jesup Memorial Library. For more information on the talk at the Jesup, call 207-288-4245. And, for more information on the League of Women Voters Maine visit www.lwvme.org.

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Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

Talk: We Demand: The First Ever Cross-Country Road Trip for a Cause

In September 1915 four women embarked in an open car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were prohibited from voting. 

Independent historian Anne B. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and blogged about it at www.suffrageroadtrip.com. This lively talk is accompanied by historic slides.


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