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Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage

Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage

Dec 9, 2019
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Lithgow Public Library
45 Winthrop Street, Augusta

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Join us for a series of Maine history events in the six months leading up to Maine's Bicentennial.

In December, join us for "Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage," presented by Anne Gass. Prior to the presentation, Maine's own Women in Harmony Outreach Ensemble will perform a selection of historical women's suffrage songs.

Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, published in 2014. Gass, who is Whitehouse’s great-granddaughter, speaks regularly on Florence Brooks Whitehouse and women’s rights history at conferences, historical societies, libraries, high schools, and other venues. She helped advise the Maine State Museum on its 2019 exhibit in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Maine’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. She also serves as the Maine Coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. Gass is the founder and principal of ABG Consulting LLC, a small business supporting nonprofits, local and state governments, and foundations in their efforts to help people in need build stable, productive lives. Gass has written over $163 million in successful federal grants since founding her business in 1993, working both in Maine and nationally. Gass received her BA degree from Reed College in 1982 and a MA from the University of Maryland in 1987.

All of the 2019 Maine history events are sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the World in Your Library speaker series. Many thanks to the Maine Humanities Council for making this series possible!

See below for the full list of Lithgow's Maine history events:

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

From Slavery to Maine / Candace Kanes

Monday, nov 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike / Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD

Monday, dec 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage / Anne Gass

saturday, jan 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm (snow date jan 18)

Exploring Wabanaki Maine History / Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Monday, feb 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm (snow date feb 26)

Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music / Sandy River Ramblers

Monday, mar 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum / Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young