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Collection of Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder

The Museum’s groundbreaking exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, is coming soon online! This virtual exhibit uses primary source documents, original artifacts, and an engaging interactive document viewer to explore the little-known period in American history when some women — and people of African descent — exercised the right to vote in New Jersey. Join members of the Museum’s Education team as we introduce you to this virtual exhibit and its accompanying resources for students and teachers. Together we’ll investigate this fascinating story and consider what it can teach students about the significance of voting in Revolutionary America, and the lessons it can teach about preserving access to that right today.

Check back to our Professional Development Workshop page for future workshops exploring our newest exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807

Bank of America and Comcast NBC Universal are presenting sponsors of When Women Lost the Vote, with additional support provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. 

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Dr. Philip Mead leads a class of teachers at the Season Of Independence Summer Teacher Institute.

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Join fellow teachers for interactive workshops, engaging discussions, and content-rich presentations exploring the American Revolution in both historical and contemporary contexts.
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Engage your students with the dramatic story of America's Founding with our in-person, in-class, homeschool, and virtual learning resources.
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When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story

October 2, 2020 - April 25, 2021
When Women Lost the Vote explored the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examined the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.
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