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Noah Webster House Will Celebrate Woman’s Suffrage at Annual Meeting

Dr. Tracey Wilson. Courtesy photo

West Hartford Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson will give a lecture chronicling the struggle for voting rights and the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society annual meeting.

Noah Webster House. Courtesy photo

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.

Museum members and the general public are invited to attend this year’s annual meeting, which will pay tribute to the woman’s suffrage movement.

Following a brief business meeting, Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson will deliver a lecture on the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement, highlighting women from West Hartford and Hartford who were part of the movement.

The year 2019 is a notable anniversary in the fight for women’s rights. One hundred years ago, the United States Congress proposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees a woman’s right to vote. The proposed amendment would not become law until it was ratified by three-quarters of the states, which occurred in 1920.

Wilson is the town historian for West Hartford. She taught history in the West Hartford Public Schools for more than 35 years, including a course on local history at Conard High School. Wilson is also the author of the recently-published book “Life in West Hartford,” a compilation of articles on the history of the town.

Wilson earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Trinity College, and her Ph.D. in history from Brown University.

The event will take place at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St., West Hartford. It is free to the public and no reservations are necessary. Light refreshments will be served. For further details, including directions and parking information, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.

The museum would like to thank the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their continued support.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for the history of West Hartford, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily from 1 until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.

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