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Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes

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This coming Election Day, Nov. 6, the public is invited to visit Franke Tobey Jones to take a trip back in time and learn the history of how women in America earned the right to vote.


Historical lecturer Tames Alan will present “Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes” at 3:30 p.m.  Alan is an actress, historian and instructor who combines her skills to create an educational program for people of all ages. This cultural event is just one of eight costumed Living History Lectures Alan presents. She has been touring throughout the United States and Canada since 1986.


Alan will appear in authentic suffragette costume and discuss the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote, the impact of the 14th Amendment, and how the suffragettes influenced major issues of their era. Event guests will learn how American women adopted the militant tactics of their English sister suffragettes to not only earn the right to vote, but to be considered citizens of the country of which they were the founding mothers.


“We’re excited to see how Tames brings this pivotal moment in voting history to life,” said Emily Happy, Franke Tobey Jones’ activities and events director. “She will lead the lecture as though it was a suffragette meeting, and her costumes are impeccably done.”


A question and answer session will follow the lecture.


If you would like to attend, call Franke Tobey Jones at 253-752-6621. Please RSVP by Nov. 5.

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