Common Ground Virtual Discussion: Women & Politics

Common Ground Virtual Discussion: Women and Politics

​The Western Reserve Historical Society is proud to once again be a part of Common Ground, the Cleveland Foundation’s community-wide initiative to inspire connection, build community, and create positive change. This year, we will be presenting a virtual Fred Walk program based on our new exhibit, Women & Politics​, where guests will first learn about the historic struggle for voting rights and then discuss the issues faced by voters today.

Be among the first to get a sneak peek of the brand-new virtual version of our upcoming exhibit, Women & Politics, as our experts guide you through the story of women’s empowerment, from the early days of the suffragist movement to the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power on the local, state and national levels.​ After a brief introduction, participants will be split into one of three groups, where you will dive deeper into parts of our virtual exhibit to answer a thought-provoking discussion question with your group. Finally, you will come back together to share what you have learned and explore the resources available to those wishing to make change within their community. Sign up for FREE here.

Registration is free but required. To register, click here​. This event will be held through the Zoom platform. When you register, we will email you a link that will allow you to join, as well as all necessary login information and instructions.

Virtual Lecture | A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 2:00pm

Format: Zoom

About This Program

Angela Clark-Taylor, PhD, Director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Registration is required in order to access the Zoom link. To register, click here.

This program has been made possible by a generous donation from Lin Emmons. Cosponsored by Case Western Reserve University Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, and the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

POSTPONED – Exhibit Grand Opening | Women & Politics

1920. A new decade has dawned, ushering in an era of hidden speakeasies, shortened hemlines, jazz music, and – underneath it all – vast political change. 100 years later, we invite you to step back in time as we celebrate our newest permanent exhibit, Women & Politics, with a 1920s soiree in our historic Bingham-Hanna Mansion.

Travel back to 1920s Cleveland to celebrate the historic passage of the 19th Amendment. Be the first to see the Cleveland History Center’s new exhibit as you enjoy food, dancing, and libations in our Bingham-Hanna Mansion and Garden. Themed attire is strongly encouraged, so dust off your glad rags and come decked out in your 1920s best!

Activities include:

VIP Preview
6:00 – 7:00pm
Exclusive early access to exhibit
Meet and greet with exhibit designers
Behind-the-scenes experience

The Party Begins
7:00 – 10:00pm
Admission to exhibit
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Open bar
Live music
Pop-up displays
Exhibit tours with curators
Silent auction
Performance by historic Suffragists
1920s costume contest

VIP | $150
General Admission | $100
WRHS Members | $75
Click below to purchase. All proceeds benefit Education & Public Programming efforts at the Cleveland History Center.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Lillian Emmons Family Fund

Eric & Jessica Schreiber

Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates

Triner Associates, Inc.

Arthur Heuer & Joan Hulburt