A dynamic exhibition that showcases the role Greenwich women played on the national stage in achieving the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment was unveiled last night at a preview and reception for members and guests of the Greenwich Historical Society. Attendees were immersed in the thrilling atmosphere of activism that defined the time, as they glimpsed striking protest banners, vintage photographs, and historic clothing, sashes, and heirlooms worn by prominent suffragists.
Opening today, February 5, and on view through September 6th, An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial features a wide variety of historic objects from museums, libraries, private collections and descendants of suffragists to illustrate the long struggle for the right to vote. Through educational and interpretive programming, the Historical Society will explore broader social and civic issues that resonate today, such as voter registration, voter suppression and the Equal Rights Amendment.
An Unfinished Revolution is curated by Kathleen Craughwell-Varda, a 30-year veteran in the museum field who has extensive knowledge of Connecticut history and the contributions of women in the state from settlement through the 21st century.
The Greenwich Historical Society Museum galleries, located at 47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, are open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students and free for children under age 18.
Free admission to the public is available on the first Wednesday of each month.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, group reservation rate is $7 per person.
Visits to the museum will be complimented by the Historical Society Store and Café, which are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4pm.
An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial runs February 5 through September 6, 2020