Lunch & Learn!
Women’s History Year: Hindsight is 2020
Free program, but registration is required
Ages: 14 & Up
Join us on the third Thursday of the month July through December for a lunch and learn opportunity! We’ll be exploring topics related to Cantigny Park and local history. Nibble on lunch at home and join us via Zoom for a lecture.
Speaker for this month: Ellie of Ellie Presents!
On August 26, 2020 it will have been 100 years since the 19th Amendment was passed granting American women the right to vote in all elections. It didn’t happen overnight, folks! Countless people labored for decades to bring enfranchisement to both genders. This year-long series of portrayals, programs and events focuses on the past 100 years of Women’s influence. Join Ellie and her colleagues as we celebrate and reflect on the path to women’s suffrage and the road that lies ahead.
The nation expanded westward, as we all know. Women’s suffrage expanded eastward, you might be surprised to learn. Illinois was the very first state east of the Mississippi to allow women to vote in municipal elections. As the western women encouraged their eastern sisters, the movement spread across the nation culminating in national suffrage by the end of the second decade of the twentieth century. Join Ellie, and others as we explore the movement.