Closing Weekend: When Women Lost the Vote ExhibitApril 23-25, 2021
Join us for the final chance to see When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 at the Museum before the exhibition closes on Sunday, April 25. The special exhibit is integrated within the Museum’s core exhibition and connected with a free audio tour.
In When Women Lost the Vote, explore the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807. Don’t miss your last chance to experience the story in person through more than 65 original objects, textiles, manuscripts, and works of art, including Abigail Adams’s famous “Remember the Ladies” letter, poll lists featuring the names of women voters, Deborah Sampson’s wedding gown, and an 1811 ballot box. The exhibit’s corresponding virtual experience will remain permanently available.
10-Minute In-Gallery Talks: When Women Lost the Vote Tableau
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Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk at the When Women Lost the Vote tableau to learn more about the scene, which depicts three women gathering at the Rocky Hill Inn in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, for a state election in 1801, inspired by the Museum’s poll list discoveries.
Voting Selfie Station
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At a voting selfie station in the Museum’s first-floor rotunda, cast your ballot, and pose for a photo to share. Be sure to tag @AmRevMuseum and #HowRevolutionary. Then get an “I Vote” sticker to wear home. Families can explore the new exhibition with a special printed Family Guide full of games and activities.
First-Person Theatrical Films
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Don’t miss two new 25-minute filmed one-woman theatrical performances based on the life of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, a woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won, and Rebecca VanDike, an early American voter. The films are shown in the Museum’s Lenfest Myer Theater.
Bank of America and Comcast NBCUniversal are presenting sponsors of When Women Lost the Vote. Other support was provided by The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The exhibition was also made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.