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Votes for Women, Ja!
October 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Roseau County Museum Presents
Jane Skinner Peck
October 26, 2019: 1:30 pm: Roseau City Center
Free Program: Everyone Welcome: Refreshments Served
VOTES FOR WOMEN, JA!
Votes for Women, Ja! is a one-woman theatrical presentation and lecture tracing the pivotal contributions of Nordic immigrant suffragists to voting rights in Minnesota. Presenter Jane Peck is a choreographer, historian, writer, and professor. Her own female Norwegian ancestors were involved in the struggle. Through ragtime dance, acting, slides, and story, audiences are introduced to the development of feminine power and organizational skills in our Nordic grandmothers as they fought for Minnesota women’s suffrage and other social needs. These stories from a unique chapter of Minnesota history and lift the lid off the quiet Nordic grandma image!
The museum will be open one hour prior to the show and one hour after the show so visitors can view the traveling exhibit, A Century of Civic Engagement: The League of Women Voters Minnesota.
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.