Votes for Women: An Island Perspective
October 26th, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021
Adele H. Waggaman Community Gallery
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of over seventy years of activism and advocacy that ended with women voting for the first time in national elections. This exhibit looks back at the long fight for women’s suffrage in America through the lens of the Island and the women who lived here. It touches on how the debate played out in Vineyard newspapers and parlor rooms and features the stories of Lucy Stone and the Blackwell family, who helped lead the movement and considered the Island a second home.