Join members of the Antiquarian Society as we celebrate the Society’s work in 2019 and look ahead to 2020.
5:30 pm: Business Meeting & Presentation of Nominees
6:15 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement – Presentation by Barabara Berenson
Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. In 1850 Lucy Stone and other abolitionists held the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in Worcester. After the Civil War, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Barbara Berenson will address the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role and give Massachusetts suffragists the attention they deserve.
Barbara Berenson is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018), Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (2014), and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (2011). She is the co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012). Barbara earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She worked as a Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court until June 2019. She is on the boards of Boston By Foot and the Royall House & Slave Quarters.
Tickets: $50.00 per person
Dinner buffet includes Baby Field Green Salad, Rolls, Roasted Sweet and White Potatoes, Asparagus, Slow-Roasted Chicken, Smothered Roast Beef, Chocolate Lava Cake, Coffee & Tea
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