A look at women’s suffrage in Indiana with Marsha Miller By Mary Hursh Over the past month, area residents have learned quite a bit about the woman’s suffrage movement which began in 1848 and culminated with the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. Speakers and […]
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Mapping Indiana Women’s Suffrage Movement By Mary Hursh The women’s suffrage movement spanned decades. In 1911, the Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana was formed and became the propelling force for the right to vote. Women from all walks of life participated in the many marches, campaigns, and demonstrations that finally resulted in the passage […]
The centennial anniversary of the passing of the 19 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted women the right to vote is August 26. To celebrate this event, an Old Fashion Ice Cream Social is set with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski greeting the crowd at 11:30 on Saturday, August 29 at the Gazebo in Lakeside […]
Helen Gougar — Reformer in the Suffrage Movement By Mary Hursh Helen Mar Jackson Gougar (1843-1907) was an advocate for women’s suffrage as a lawyer, writer, and lecturer. Gougar was admitted to the bar by the Tippecanoe County Circuit Court on January 10, 1895, and in 1897, she was admitted by the Indiana Supreme Court. […]
The Convention at Seneca Falls — The Beginning of the Suffrage Movement The power and the enticement of the right to vote brought over three hundred men and women to the tiny hamlet of Seneca Falls, New York, in the summer of 1848 to attend the first women’s rights convention organized by Lucretia Mott and […]
Chautauqua-Wawasee has a number of events planned to commemorate August 26, 1920 when Indiana women won the right to vote. Date Time Program Location August 26 6:30-7:30 Melissa […]
On August 26, 1920, Hoosier women won the right to vote after years of demanding that their voices be heard. During the month of August, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial will be celebrated throughout Indiana and the United States. The Town of Syracuse has designated the week of August 23-29 as Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration week. […]
On Aug. 26, 1920, with final ratification of the 19 thAmendment to the U. S. Constitution, Hoosier women won the right to vote. At first glance, the meaning behind that statement is simple. But the real story goes much deeper. In Indiana, almost seventy years passed between the first calls for the right of women to vote […]
Chautauqua’s event for July 30 with the Parkview YMCA has been canceled due to Covid-19 concerns. Parkview is offering this class on a regular schedule, as a virtual event, so visit their website for details.
We are sad to announce that the October 23rd concert, featuring The Purdue Varsity Glee Club, has been cancelled. Purdue has decided to cancel all concerts for the rest of 2020. We hope to see them back in 2021, however as of this moment, we do not have any word on a date. Stay tuned […]