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February 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Patch Program-Girl Scouts of all ages

February 1 - December 31

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England invites Girl Scouts of all ages to complete steps to earn a commemorative XIX: Shall Note be Denied patch. Requirements range from discovering the history of the Women's Rights Movement to writing your own suffragette speech. Get creative and have fun while learning about the 19th Amendment! In the year 2020, the United States marks an important milestone for women’s suffrage, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The core value…

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March 2020

Be a Voter Memes

March 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is running three terrific contests to get students thinking about advocacy, suffrage and women’s contributions to communities around Rhode Island. Students can create posters about extraordinary women, write essays inspired by the 19th amendment, and guess what, even make voting memes! Visit the 19 Amendment Centennial page on the Secretary of State's website to learn more!    

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UNLADYLIKE2020-multimedia series

March 18 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm

Project Synopsis: UNLADYLIKE2020 is an innovative multimedia series featuring diverse and little-known American heroines from the early years of feminism, and the women who now follow in their footsteps, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020.  The first of our 26 animated documentary shorts will premiere online on March 4, with a new digital short rolling out weekly every Wednesday until Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020, the day the 19th Amendment was signed into…

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April 2020

Little Compton Women’s History Project

April 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

Explore the on-line version of the Little Compton Women's History Project. New biographies welcome through April 21. Send to lchistory@littlecompton.org. This is an on-going event. In 2020 the Little Compton Historical Society is celebrating the history of Little Compton’s women. We will expand our archive of women’s documents, photographs and objects, continue to build this website to share the histories of more Little Compton women, and create a special exhibition exploring the lives of local women from the 1600s to…

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Vanderbilts and The Votes For Women Tour in Newport, RI: Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

April 19 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Newport Visitor Center parking lot, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Newport, 02840 United States
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Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment with an entertaining, narrated, guided 1.5-hour driving tour of Newport's many sights connected to women who influenced suffrage, such as Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Edith Wharton and Julia Ward Howe. Dressed as a suffragette, Newport tour guide Betty Czech, during the 1.5-hour driving tour, will point out where numerous, remarkable women, who helped win suffrage, lived or visited. Optional add-ons to the tour include (1) an audio tour of Marble House mansion where Alva…

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August 2020

Women’s Vote Centennial Celebration

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rembijas Pavilion Fort Getty Park Jamestown RI, 1050 Fort Getty Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835
Jamestown, 02835 United States
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A pop up exhibit organized by the Jamestown Democratic Town Committee is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment including a history of the suffrage movement in Rhode Island. One part of the exhibit is about women's suffrage in RI, with materials from the Secretary of State timeline. A second part has perspectives of historians on the effort to gain the vote nationally. And the Jamestown Democratic Town Committee will reprise the display of Notable Women of the East Bay,…

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Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join The Preservation Society of Newport County on Wednesday, August 26, at 10 a.m. for a Zoom presentation of a Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment, originating live from Marble House, site of pivotal suffragist rallies over a century ago. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the builder of Marble House, and her daughter Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan were at the forefront of the fight for women’s suffrage. Exactly 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the commemoration will include a virtual…

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