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February

Women's Suffrage: Worcester 2020

The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was ratified in August of 1920. Women’s Suffrage: Worcester 2020 celebrates the progress of American women since then, recognizes historic and present-day obstacles to universal suffrage, and works to increase voter education and engagement in our city. A volunteer working group drawn from various Worcester organizations and open to all, WSW envisions, organizes, and promotes a diverse series of events throughout the city in this anniversary year.

Please contact Culture@WorcesterMA.gov for more information on getting involved or adding your own event to the list.

Upcoming Events:

    • February 22, 6pm at Asa Waters Mansion: Suffragettes & Corselettes – This presentation is hands-on and participatory. Tight corseting exerted 22 pounds of pressure on internal organs – find out what that actually feels like! Experience the difficulty of completing everyday tasks while wearing a corset. Try on a bum roll, farthingale, and crinoline.
    • February 23, 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury: Women of Note, a capella Concert – Join Arts on the Green for an exciting concert of a cappella harmony performed by Women of Note February 23rd 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd, Shrewsbury. These enthusiastic and extremely talented women will be performing a dynamic mix of music from all eras including rock and roll and the new millennium.
    • March 7, 2pm at the Worcester Historical Museum: Worcester Historical Museum Suffragette Tea & Performance by History at Play – In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in 2020, WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM in partnership with History At Play will present How Long Must We Wait?, a multi-modal performance art piece detailing the struggle for women’s right to vote and equality. A post-program panel discussion will share further insights and an opportunity for audience Q&A.  Tickets are $19.20 per person. Visit www.worcesterhistory.org to register.