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Votes for Women Field Trip

May 29, 2019

Field Trip to the following destinations:

Lorton Workhouse Museum:
http://www.workhousearts.org/visit/museum/ this former workhouse prison opened in 1910, the most notable chapter in its history is one of horrible treatment of the suffragists who were imprisoned here during the First World War, culminating in a “Night of Terror” that ended up being a turning point in the women’s movement. We will tour four buildings, the prison cells, museum of prison artifacts, the ceramic building and the glassworks building.

• Belmont Paul House
https://www.nps.gov/bepa/planyourvisit/index.htm The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (formerly the Sewall House) is a historic house and museum of the U.S. women’s suffrage and equal rights movements located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The monument is named after suffragists and National Woman’s Party leaders Alva Belmont and Alice Paul.

• National Portrait Gallery – Votes for Women
https://npg.si.edu/publication/votes-women To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage in the United States.


May 29, 2019
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