When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807

The project to create When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 - 1807 began in 2018. The Museum is indebted to a large group of staff members, community members, researchers, scholarly advisors, technical developers, object and image lenders, and sponsors and donors. 

We are grateful for the work and support of the following organizations and individuals for their role in the creation of the exhibition, digital feature, and supporting teacher resources. 

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: Exploring the human endeavor. 

Creative Team

Curatorial and Collections

  • Dr. Marcela Micucci, Curator
  • Dr. Philip C. Mead, Project Director and Curator

  • Kathryn Babbs Miller
  • Michelle Moskal
  • Matthew Skic
  • Mark A. Turdo
  • Alyse Van De Putte
  • Ryan Will

Education and Programs

  • Meg Bowersox
  • Rebecca Franco
  • Elizabeth Grant
  • Michael Hensinger
  • Tyler Putman
  • Adrienne Whaley

Marketing and Communications

  • Alex McKechnie
  • Rebecca Phipps
  • Kevin Rossi
  • Matt O’Toole

Digital Production

  • Nick Kozankywycz
  • Abby Vona


  • Hannah Boettcher
  • Doug Levering
  • Julia Newman
  • Adam Robinson
  • Kristian Smith
  • Claudia Stowers

Design and Digital

  • Drew Sentivan, Two Left Hands
  • Stephanie Reyer
  • Sam Mera-Candedo

Historic Clothing Production 

  • Jana Violante

Tableau Figures

  • Studio EIS

First Person Performances

  • Valerie Dunn, playwright 
  • D’Arcy Dersham as Rebecca VanDike
  • Tiffany Bacon as Elizabeth Freeman
  • Teresa Miller, playwright 

Technical Developers 

Scholarly Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Catherine Allgor
  • Dr. Carol Berkin
  • Elaine Buck
  • Dr. Sharon Holt
  • Dr. Jane Kamensky
  • Beverly Mills
  • Dr. Sheila Skemp
  • Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Dr. Karin Wulf
  • Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri

Associated Researchers 

  • Rebecca Jane Bettinger, FamilySearch
  • Nicole Belolan
  • Todd W. Braisted
  • Carrie Fellows
  • Philip Lampi
  • Patrick Poole
  • Eliza West
  • Adam Zielinski

Tableau Models

  • Carrie Fellows
  • Gabriela Salvador
  • Jana Violante
  • Janeen Violante
  • Kalela Williams 

Community Members

  • Elaine Buck
  • John Buck
  • Ted Blew
  • Jack Davis
  • Rev. David Davis
  • Linda Gillmore
  • Caroline Katman
  • Jean-Francois de Laperouse
  • Beverly Mills
  • Rev. Deacon Sally Maurer
  • Rev. Emily Mellott
  • Rev. Chuck Messer
  • Peggy Querec
  • Candy Willis

Object and Image Lenders 

  • American Antiquarian Society 
  • American Jewish Archive
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder
  • Bergen County Historical Society
  • Bibliothèque National France
  • Brian Draper
  • Cape May County Clerk’s Office
  • Chester County Historical Society
  • Chris Foard
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Fenimore Art Museum
  • Gloucester County Historical Society
  • Historic New England
  • Historical Society of Haddonfield
  • Independence National Historic Park
  • Jeff Bridgman
  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Virginia
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Monmouth County Historical Association 
  • Moorestown Library
  • Morven Museum
  • Mount Vernon
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • New Jersey Historical Society
  • New Jersey State Archives
  • National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Portrait Gallery, London
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New York Public Library
  • Peter Wentz Farmstead
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Princeton University 
  • Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Rosenbach
  • Salem County Historical Society
  • Terra Foundation for American Art
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • The Art Museum, Princeton University 
  • The Harlan Crow Library
  • The Wallace House
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia Library
  • Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society 
  • William Martin
  • Winterthur
  • Yale Center for British Art