Norwalk's Remarkable Hill Sisters and the Struggle for Equality
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Norwalk Historical Society Museum
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled: "Norwalk's Remarkable Hill Sisters and the Struggle for Equality" by local educator and researcher Alice Warren on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Learn how three sisters from Norwalk, CT Clara Mossman Hill, Helena Hill Weed, and Elsie Mary Hill struggled for suffrage and womens rights during the 20th century.
Norwalk's Hill Sisters, daughters of a U.S. congressman, worked tirelessly for the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, crisscrossing the country giving lectures, organizing marches, and even going to jail after picketing the White House during the First World War. After ratification in 1920, the Hills continued to fight for feminist causes during the post-suffrage decades, when many historians contended that women had lost interest in issues of civil and economic rights. This illustrated 45-minute talk will introduce you to these remarkable women, whose advocacy for full equality helped sustain movement goals and tactics for future generations of feminists.
**Please note that the lecture will take place upstairs and seating is limited.
If there is inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00pm.
Photo Credit: Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C
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Cancellations and Schedule Changes:
The Norwalk Historical Society reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event due to low enrollment, presenter illness, or other circumstances. If the event is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee. If the event is rescheduled, participants will have the option of attending the rescheduled event or receiving a full refund.
Norwalk Historical Society Museum (View)
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
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