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Sunday: Tea with a ‘Suffragette’ in Vienna

by Karen Goff June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am 4 Comments

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton" at tea in Vienna/Credit: Town of ViennaHistoric Vienna invites you to a tea with women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Well, obviously, it’s a Stanton impersonator, since the suffragist and social activist died in 1902.

The event is Sunday, July 3 at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna, at 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches & desserts with Ms. Stanton, portrayed by Leigh Kitcher. $20 per person,
advance reservations required.

The tea is being offered in conjunction with the small exhibit: The Road to
Women’s Rights: The Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. Learn
interesting facts about women’s right to vote at the exhibit.

The museum will offer a series of small exhibits that explore the women’s rights movement over the next four years. The exhibit series honors the 100th anniversary of establishment of the National Women’s Party in 1916 and
the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1920.

Call (703) 938-5187 for reservations.

Photo: “Elizabeth Cady Stanton” at tea/Credit: Town of Vienna

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Neat idea!

  • Mike M

    I heard that Ms Stanton turned over in her grave when she saw the DNC polls that indicate their ownership of American women voters.

    • blarg

      Frederick Douglass would do the same. Back then, political institutions weren’t so large that they could completely shift everything they stood for but still carry over their licensing/infrastructure/name. Now they do. The party of Eisenhower becomes the party of Reagan becomes the party of Trump. The name and charter are basically the only common thread.

      • Mike M

        Whereas the other party has been the New Deal party ever since they got away with it the first time.

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