Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Participate in a ‘Shared Reading’ of
“DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN” written by
Matilda Joslyn Gage and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
for the Centennial Celebration in 1876 in Philadelphia.
The Women’s Suffrage Association was banned from the podium in 1876 and threatened with arrest, despite this, the document was read that day in Independence Square.
After the reading, enjoy a brass band as they perform Sousa marches, trumpet fanfares, and accompany the singing of
“Our Battle Hymn of the Suffragists,”
(published in 1890 in Gage’s honor in The Atlantic Monthly).
Tour the Gage’s home, followed by an ‘Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social’ with fresh strawberries, and 19th century children’s games on the back lawn.
All are welcome!
Suggested Donation:Â $5-$10
Parking is available in the United Church of Fayetteville parking lot off Walnut St.Â Handicap parking and entrance is on Walnut St.
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