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Women’s Long Road: 100 Years to the Vote – Fall 2019 Special Events


Special Women’s Suffrage Centennial Events Sponsored by Maine State Museum, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives


 Several events, most to be held at the Maine State Library, mark the anniversary of women’s right to vote and  the museum’s exhibition Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the VoteAll events are free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. – Women’s Long Road  Maine State Museum Exhibition Co-curators Candace Kanes and Sheila McDonald provide an illustrated talk to look in depth at some of the stories and images presented in the Maine State Museum exhibition Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote.
  • Thursday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m.A Woman’s Place is in the House and in the Senate: The Life and Legacy of Margaret Chase Smith  Margaret Chase Smith Library Director David Richards provides insights on the trailblazing work of Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith.
  • Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.  Play Me a Story Actor/educators from Portland Stage present a special family and young student program.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Let’s Talk About It kick-off event for a suffrage and equal rights-themed book discussion series sponsored by Maine Humanities Council, Maine State Library, Maine State Museum, and West Paris Public Library.
  • Thursday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. Rose Schneiderman  Author Annie Valliere presents a lecture about her great-aunt, labor activist and suffragist Rose Schneiderman, one of the few non-native-born, working-class women traveling the country to speak about women’s suffrage.
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29. Theater for Social Change Portland Stage Company, in partnership with the museum, presents a workshop for middle and high school students.
  • Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 pm. Perseverance Portland Stage presents a special preview and reading of scenes from a new suffrage-themed play by Maine playwright Callie Kimball.


Suffrage campaign stamp above from the collection of the Maine State Archives

Maine State Museum