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KWSP at LexHistory

In Spotlight on July 10, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

On Friday July 21st as part of the Gallery Hop the Lexington History Museum will host an exhibit from the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. Focusing just on the activities and events in the Lexington/Fayette County area, and up only from 5-8 pm that evening, this exhibit will feature many items from Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, especially on Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; Laura Clay and her older sisters; Mary E. Britton; and, Lucy Wilmot Smith.

This pop-up exhibit is held in the Offices of the Lexington History Museum, Suite 312 of The Square (corner of Main & Broadway), 401 W. Main Street, Lexington. There is a parking garage across Broadway and up one street to Short Street, turn right at Short and entrance is mid-block. If you come from the garage or the Broadway entrance, take floor 3A in the elevator (atrium side), or floor 3 from the Main Street elevator.

Here’s the Facebook event page for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383466885382283/

photo of suffragists marching on both sides of the street

“Suffrage Parade on Main Street, Miss Dorothy Fitzgerald Bugler, and her little sister driving her golden chariot,” Lexington Herald, May 7, 1916, page 1. Photo from newspaper archived at the University of Kentucky, courtesy of UK Special Collections and Research Center.

 

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Foster Ockerman, Jr., the President and Chief Historian for the Lexington History Museum, worked with Chuck Clenney at the Lexington Community Radio station to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA). Foster’s wonderful voice is recreating a small piece of the speech given by suffragist orator Walter J. Millard in Cheapside plaza in Lexington on May 6, 1916, after a large suffrage parade that morning through the downtown area. You can read more about this historic event on H-Kentucky.

 

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In Spotlight on June 24, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

UPDATE 26 August 2016: The Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project Portal is up and live at http://networks.h-net.org/KyWomanSuffrage – please contribute! and here’s the updated flyer too for you to share. KY-Woman-Suffrage-Project_Votes-for-Women-Trail_July2016 (.pdf file)

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In partnership with H-Net programmers and several KATH members, the H-Kentucky network is getting some new bells-and-whistles! Check out the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project‘s new page describing the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Timeline and the upcoming Kentucky “Votes for Women” Trail archive database.

We hope that all the KATH members will help out by posting in H-Kentucky new contributions of items gleaned from your local areas. Or you can assign your students to be sleuths and find hidden gems in your local libraries or historical organizations. We want images, brief biographical sketches, transcriptions of speeches, whatever you think will help us in building out the Kentucky history of the fight for equal suffrage from the 1830s through the 1920s. If you have diaries and letters, buttons, banners and sashes from your family’s heirloom stash of memorabilia, let us know so we can borrow them for the traveling exhibit or for filming to include in the documentary!

We developed an overview flyer for the Project that we shared yesterday with Kentucky teachers at the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky History Educators Conference. Download your own flyer here and share with others. Looking forward to seeing your contributions on H-Kentucky!

 

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