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Sewing and Learning: Isabella Beecher Hooker and the American Women’s Suffrage Movement

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Celebrate the Suffrage Centennial and join us for our first sewing circle to sew a replica of Isabella Beecher Hooker’s American suffrage Phrygian-style hat, a treasured object from the Stowe Center’s collections. Dr. Shirley Wajda, Interim Director of Enfield Shaker Museum and a Ph.D. in American Civilization, will facilitate a discussion about nineteenth-century American sewing circles and the importance of the suffrage cap. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on topics related to women’s suffrage history, anti-slavery activism, and the history of voting in America. Rebecca Bayreuther Donohue, Stitcher and Pattern Maker, will provide a lesson on making the hat. This is a virtual program and participation instructions will be emailed in advance. A sewing kit is available; a suggested donation for the program is $30 or pay-what-you-can with a minimum of $10. Program is limited to 40 participants.

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