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“No Votes, Thank You”: Connecticut’s Anti-Suffrage Movement

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm |

When you think of women’s fight for the right to vote, it might be hard to imagine that any woman would oppose it. But thousands of CT women in the 1910s fought tooth-and-nail against woman suffrage, even some who were tireless advocates for other forms of social justice. Why? What values underlay the anti-suffrage campaign? Join Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger in the WWI exhibit for a deep dive into this topic. We’ll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from this period, including the archives of the Connecticut Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of the WWI era.

This program is free with museum admission. Kindly RSVP at (860) 236-5621 x238 or by emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Email Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org or call (860) 236-5621 x289.

Through December 1, CHS is collecting personal care items for military service members in partnership with Blue Star Mothers of America. Please pitch in by bringing an item. Learn more here.

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