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

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Date: December 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta ME 04330

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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, October 7, 2019 @ 6:30
From Slavery to Maine
Candace Kanes

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6:30
The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine's Textile Workers on Strike
Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 6:30
Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Woman Suffrage
Anne Gass

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 2
(Snow date January 18)
Exploring Wabanaki Maine History
Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 6:30
(Snow date February 26)
Bluegrass Concert Featuring Maine Music
Sandy River Ramblers

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 6:30
Maine's French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum
Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young
Voting Down the Rose: Maine's Fight for Woman's Suffrage