To honor Women’s History Month in March, Shelton Historical Society will present Votes for Women! on Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.
Carolyn Ivanoff, who is an administrator at Shelton High School and a historian who speaks on various topics all over the Northeast, sheds light on the struggle for Women’s Suffrage during the years 1848-1920.
Told through period photographs, political cartoons, and editorials, Ms. Ivanoff, wearing period attire, will bring stories of 72 years of sacrifice to life, honoring the women who fought so that American women of the future would have the right to participate politically in our nation.
Donations will benefit the Shelton Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored in part by the Valley Community Foundation.
The Shelton Historical Society which operates Shelton History Center, a museum complex of six historic buildings located just north of the Huntington Green, recently kicked off its annual membership drive at a meeting in January. Renew your membership by sending dues soon, or find the membership form at www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org to join and support our organization.
As part of its mission, Shelton Historical Society strives to provide programs of historical interest such as these to the community. Special events, monthly book discussions and a biweekly program for teens are held. Curriculum-based enrichment programs for school groups and a summer program for children are offered. Find more information and announcements about future programs by calling (203) 925-1803, visiting the website, or liking Shelton History Center on Facebook.