WEST HARTFORD — The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. Both museum members and the general public are invited to attend. This year’s Annual Meeting 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. Two thousand nineteen is a notable anniversary in the fight for woman’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 of West Hartford. She taught history in the West Hartford Public Schools for over 35 years, including a course on Local History at Conard High School. Wilson is 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 Street, 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 Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is open daily 1 to 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.