Women's Suffrage Walking Tour
When: Saturday, November 6, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $10 for non-members, FREE for members
Where: start at Lytle Park, statue of Lincoln; end at the Phelps for libations and social time
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Join us for an outdoor stroll to explore Cincinnati's important role in gaining voting rights and full participation in society for women. This tour is curated and led by the wonderful team at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
The United States has a storied history when it comes to American’s Constitutional Right to vote. The right to vote has been granted, revoked, and granted again since 1789 based on a variety of factors, including state residence, color, and property ownership. Since women were not allowed to own property, they could not meet the property qualifications to vote, until things changed dramatically in 1920. It took the work of many men and women across the country guarantee women’s right to vote. Join us as we walk in the footsteps of Cincinnati’s own influential suffragists. Learn how Cincinnati families such as the Beechers, Blackwells, and Tafts contributed to the national suffrage movement and helped change the roles of women in modern society. This walk will begin and end at the Lincoln statue in Lytle Park (in front of Taft Museum of art) and will last approximately two hours.
It took our country more 130 years to grant the right to vote to all citizens, and even longer “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” – these wise words from the late John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist and US Representative, remind us of just how important the right to vote is in this country. We hope you will join us to learn more about the history of voting rights, specifically with respect to the Women’s Suffrage movement in Cincinnati.
We will be monitoring the weather and will notify you of any changes due to inclement weather.
Organized by Director Elise Foster. Contact her via email with questions.