Centennial Celebration - “The Fight for the Vote: South Shore Women Make Their Voices Heard (1800s-1920s)”
On January 23, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Hingham (LWVH) hosted a program titled “The Fight for the Vote: South Shore Women Make Their Voices Heard (1800s-1920s)” at the Hingham Heritage Museum. Moderated by LWVH Steering Committee member Carolyn Locke, the program features presentations by three panelists, Eileen McIntyre of Hingham, Meg Wheeler of Cohasset and Lyle Nyberg of Scituate, followed by a discussion period. McIntyre and Wheeler are members of the LWVH. Nyberg is working on a book about the “Summer Suffragists of Scituate.” The panelists’ slides and commentary paint a vivid picture of evolving attitudes about women’s rights – among both men and women – as South Shore communities navigated demographic, economic and sociological change in the 19th and early 20th century.
Developed by the LWVH Centennial Celebration Committee, this is the second of a series of programs and activities commemorating both the February centennial of the founding of the League of Women Voters of the United States and the August centennial of ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women throughout the country the right to vote.