A one-hour lecture on the of the passage of the 19th amendment by congress for American women's right to vote (ratification occurred in 1920). Former State Senator Mary Ann Handley will present this informative talk at the History Center, 175 Pine Street, Manchester. Mary Ann taught history at Manchester Community College for thirty years. She has conducted research on this topic, and at the lecture will establish a foundation for understanding the background of the equal suffrage movement, and the controversies and disputes that delayed voting privileges for women. She will present information about Manchester's involvement in the work to bring about change. Mary Ann has presented annual talks at the History Center, including topics such as the 1918 flu epidemic, Irish immigration to New England, and U.S. entry into World War I. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Bill Ludwig, the Town Troubadour will present music of the period. The public is invited. Parking for the lecture is available along Pleasant Street, off Forest Street (no on-street parking) as well as in a small lot north of the History Center.
Register on site to attend this event
$3 for Manchester Historical Society and CBA Members
$5 for Non-members
Free for children under age 16