In recognition and celebration of both National Women's History Month and the town's 150th Anniversary, the Historical Society plans to present "Plainville Women: Leading the Way." The program is about women who have been active in politics and government throughout our history. Highlights include the many Plainville women who have held elective offices on the local and state level and others who have worked to impact public policy from the 1800's through the present.
The free program is set for Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m., at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St.
The program also highlights the impact of the 19th amendment on Plainville's voter registration in 1920. In addition, it will take a look at those women who got involved in the 1890s by exercising their very limited right to vote, only for school boards at that time. This narrow voting right (passed by the state legislature in 1893) is a little-known fact, and what is especially interesting is how Plainville women responded.
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