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The Westford Historical Society and Museum, continuing its partnership with the League of Women Voters of Westford and Westford Cultural Council, is hosting a 1920s Women’s Suffrage Victory Rally and Promenade as part of their Westford Celebrates Women’s Right to Vote Program Series. The goal is to engage the community in celebrating and understanding the legacy of the suffrage movement.
1920s Women’s Suffrage Victory Rally and Promenade
Sunday, Aug. 23
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Westford Common, Westford Massachusetts
We are proclaiming “‘Your Vote is Your Voice” by celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States, and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Speakers will include several prominent women who have and are making a difference in Westford ‘s community life.
The public is invited to attend this open-air meeting; face masks are required. Please wear white in commemoration of the 1920 Women’s Suffrage Victory Rallies. All are encouraged to make “Right to Vote” sashes, signs and posters for the promenade. We look forward to seeing a large, celebratory crowd on the Westford Common.
As in other cities and towns across the United States, including our Capitol, the Westford Common and surrounding public buildings will be lit after the ceremony with gold and purple, the color of the suffrage movement, to honor the final ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 26, 1920. This special evening lighting will continue from Sunday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Aug. 27.
About the Westford Historical Society and Museum
The mission of the Westford Historical Society is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Westford’s unique history to the community. By providing programming that features aspects of the daily lives, activities and achievements of Westford residents, we strive to expand and enrich understanding of how our town continues to evolve. We foster an environment of teaching and learning that strengthens our sense of community. We will collect, preserve and exhibit documents, photographs, objects and sites historically significant to Westford, and encourage outside efforts to do the same.
About the League of Women Voters of Westford
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
About the Westford Cultural Council
The Westford Cultural Council’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Westford community by supporting arts, humanities, and sciences programs held in Westford, and by Westford artists, arts organizations, schools, and community organizations. The council promotes the availability of cultural experiences through funds awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council annually.
The Westford Celebrates Women’s Right to Vote events series is supported in part by Westford Historical Society, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizens Education Fund and the Westford Cultural Council and Middlesex Savings Bank