Raney Bench

Contact: raney@sealcoveautomuseum.org

The Seal Cove Auto Museum will open a major exhibit focused on the role of the automobile in women’s economic and personal freedom, and the importance the automobile played in women’s suffrage. Engines of Change: A Suffrage Centennial will follow two suffragists, Alice Burke and Nell Richardson, as they travel the country in 1916 promoting the right for women to vote. Curator, Raney Bench, will share this unique adventure, along with the histories of other women fighting for their freedom to race cars, make their own purchasing decisions, travel independently, and break into the worlds of the mechanical and industrial workforces traditionally dominated be men. This fun tour of history will introduce people to new research on the fight for women’s rights, and new leaders in that effort.