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September 20th Schedule of Events



Delaware's 22nd Annual Chautauqua - Women's Work: Campaigning for Social Change Banner

New Castle Courthouse Museum Facebook livestream and Zoom
– Sunday, September 20th

All programs are free and open to the first 100 registrants.

Daughters of Freedom—1:00pm

A New Castle women’s vocal ensemble performing songs of suffrage and prohibition. The ensemble is directed by Kathleen Shannon, Professor of Choral Music, Temple University and Chorus Master, York Symphony Chorus.

Daughters of the American Revolution—2:15pm

A presentation explaining DAR, what they do, and how they supported the women’s suffrage movement by DAR member, Cynthia Pritchard.

Battling for the Ballot: Suffrage in Delaware—3:30pm

Delaware Humanities speaker, historian and writer, Mike Dixon, will present a history of the expansion of suffrage while laying out arguments that were made by both sides of the right to vote debate.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the  Delaware Humanities a state program of the  National Endowment for the Humanities.

Women’s Suffrage in New Castle—4:45pm

Historian, writer and Director of the New Castle Historical Society, Michael Connolly, will present a picture of the battle for the vote between two opposing sides in the City and the women involved.


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