Women's Equality Day Celebration Event
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 5 pm
Hopewell Train Station Grounds, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ
On Thursday, August 26, join the Hopewell Public Library, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum in celebrating Women’s Equality Day. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed American women the right to vote!
We'll be gathering on the grounds of the Hopewell train station from 5 to 6 p.m. for a fun family-oriented program that includes:
- A mini-play with audience participation that tells the story of the suffrage fight through the words of eight historical characters
- Dramatic short readings of historic suffrage victory speeches
- Refreshments, giveaways, and door prizes
- Crafts and activities for children
- Displays of suffrage artifacts
- Photos of local and state suffrage activism
Local author Nancy B. Kennedy will be on hand to rally the crowd. Her children's book, Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment, will be available for purchase in support of the museum.
Town Crier Stanley Saperstein will open the program. Voicing historic characters during the program will be Hopewell Township Mayor Julie Blake, Deputy Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning, Pennington Borough Council President Kit Chandler, and Hopewell Borough Councilmembers Deb Stuhler and Samara McAuliffe.
Mark your calendars for this fun celebration of the historic victory that finally made women equal citizens in our nation's democracy!
Nancy B. Kennedy's book, Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment, was released in 2020 in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Alas, the global pandemic overshadowed the centennial, just as in 1918 the Spanish flu raged across the nation, blocking women's progress as they fought on for the19th Amendment. But the celebration continues! Visit Nancy's website at www.nancybkennedy.com for more information.
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum.