When Women Lost the Vote: a New Jersey Story

Join a Museum Educator — from The Museum of the American Revolution — for an exciting look at the Museum’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a tour of the virtual exhibition as well as a Q&A session. Below is more info about the exhibit. The entire program will take place over the Zoom video platform (those who register will receive a Zoom invitation before the program). 

Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But did you know that more than a century earlier, women legally held the right to vote in New Jersey? In a groundbreaking new exhibition, the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters — and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807. Featuring original objects including textiles, works of art, and newly-discovered poll lists highlighting women voters from the period, the exhibition will bring to life the forgotten stories of the women who first pioneered the vote and became role models for women’s suffragists two generations later.

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