The Plainville Historical Society is culminating its commemoration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a second virtual exhibit. Now posted on the historical society’s website is “Plainville Women Leading the Way: 100 Years of Local Women in Government.”
The exhibit includes photographs and information detailing Plainville women who have served in public office since 1920 when women were first granted full voting rights. The exhibit is based on a program that was presented in 2019 during Women's History Month.
This project is a sequel to the historical society’s “Connecticut Women and the Right to Vote,” posted online in July, which tells the story of the long struggle for voting equality in our state.
A special feature in the “Right to Vote” exhibit is the inclusion of Plainville connections from the two local women who were at the 1869 founding of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association and at Susan B. Anthony's visit in 1874, to the story of the nearly 500 women who registered to vote at Town Hall in 1920.