In honor of the 19th Amendment Centennial, the CBA will host a statewide, 11-month long scavenger hunt.  

The scavenger hunt will identify and highlight eleven different historical sites across the state related to the suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment.

To participate in the 19th Amendment Scavenger Hunt, visit the Connecticut Bar Association’s Facebook page or website on the first business day of each month to collect a clue leading you to a different historical site across the State of Connecticut.  

At each site there will be a sign saying “Check Point” with the CBA’s logo on it.

Take a picture of yourself with the check point site sign and post it on Facebook—tagging the CBA‘s (@ConnecticutBarAssociation) Facebook page— or e-mail it to info@ctbar.org for the association to post on your behalf.


Scavenger Hunt Clue

September 3, 2019 Clue
What is the common link between suffragist Elsie Hill, women’s right’s activist Helen Churchill Candee, the Connecticut Supreme Court case of Baker v. Norwalk, 152 Conn. 312 (1965), the 1960’s gothic TV series “Dark Shadows”, and the feature films “House of Dark Shadows” (1970), and “The Stepford Wives” (1974) and (2004)?

October 1, 2019 Clue

Born and raised in Connecticut, this feisty suffragette, feminist, and actress holds the second most Academy Award of “Best Actress” nominations. After graduating from college, she made her debut at this Connecticut playhouse.

November 1, 2019 Clue
After casting her ballot in the 1872 presidential election, Susan B. Anthony was arrested, indicted, tried, and convicted for voting illegally. The judge presiding at her June 1873 trial was Hon. Ward Hunt. Judge Hunt rejected the argument that Anthony had been denied the privileges guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment and invoked by the slaughterhouse cases (1873). He also refused to poll the jury and fined Anthony $100. The sentence was not enforced, however, and there was no appeal.

Judge Hunt, who was appointed to the US Supreme Court in 1872, attended law school in Connecticut. US Supreme Court Justices Levi Woodbury and Henry Baldwin attended the same school. Where did Ward Hunt attend law school?

Hint: Alums of this law school also represented Sojourner Truth when her son was kidnapped.

December 2, 2019 Clue
In November 1913, one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century took place across the street from this building. British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst called for “Freedom or Death” in a stirring, militant 90-minute speech, urging a huge crowd to use militant tactics to win rights for women.

January 2, 2020 Clue
Guestrooms at this luxury inn and spa celebrate several local historical figures, including: Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, mother of actress Katharine Hepburn, and leader in the suffrage movement in the United States; and Anna Louise James, the first African American pharmacist and one of the first women to register to vote after the passage of the 19th Amendment.  When you find this site, make sure to also stop by the James Pharmacy, which still operates as a bed and breakfast in town, called the Deacon and James Pharmacy B&B.

Scavenger Hunt Rules
  1. Check the CBA’s Facebook page or website on the first business day of each month for a clue.
  2. Find the historical site.
  3. Find the CBA check point sign.
  4. Take a selfie at the site with the CBA sign.
  5. Share the photo on Facebook—tag the Connecticut Bar Association (@ConnecticutBarAssociation)—  or e-mail it to info@ctbar.org for the association to post on your behalf.
  6. If you were the first to share your photo, you will be contacted on how to collect your prize.

The first person/group to find each site and share their photo will receive a gift bag.
Prizes will also be awarded to the first three people who find all 11 historical sites and share their photos.

Clue Release Dates

September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
December 2, 2019
January 2, 2020
February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
July 1, 2020

CBA employees and Scavenger Hunt Sub-Committee members and their families are able to participate in the scavenger hunt but may not win a prize.
Photos shared on Facebook or by e-mail to info@ctbar.org will be shared and used at the discretion of the Connecticut Bar Association unless participants request otherwise. Names and e-mail addresses will not be shared if a photo is submitted by e-mail.

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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    The CBA will host the 19th Amendment Centennial Scavenger Hunt to honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The scavenger hunt will identify and highlight 11 historical sites across Connecticut that are significant to the suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment.