The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut
March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
How did the women of Connecticut work for – or against – the right to vote?
In this virtual lecture, Natalie Belanger looks at photos, letters, and pamphlets from Connecticut Historical Society’s collection 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.
Natalie Belanger will present the program via Zoom. Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women’s history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career. She also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.
The program is free. Reservations are required and may be made online at www.cedarhillfoundation.org. The Zoom link will be sent once registration is received.