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Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage With Virtual Storytelling Event


by Jessica Cross 17 Aug 2020 6:00 AM

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In the 1840s, women across the United States began the long and tiresome journey to securing the inalienable right to vote. The 19th amendment was passed by Congress in June of 1919 and officially ratified in August of 1920. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary since women secured this right.

The Allen Public Library will be celebrating this momentous occasion through storytelling.

The Women’s Suffrage Live Virtual Event will be on August 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Ellis, an internationally acclaimed storyteller, will be sharing the stories of the many women who fought for this right in a free virtual concert on August 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Allen’s website. During the show, audience members can submit questions via email.

Storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis. Image courtesy of Allen Public Library.

On September 10 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Mark Louden, author and Germanic Linguistics Professor, will discuss Amish history at a free live virtual program on the City of Allen’s website. During the show, audience members can submit questions via email.

Pictured: Dr. Mark Louden. Image courtesy of Allen Public Library.

Discuss and learn about the mechanics of bird photography with the award-winning bird photographer, Randall Patterson in a free virtual event. This live event will be available live at 7:30 p.m. on September 17th on the City of Allen’s website. During the show, audience members can submit questions via email.

Photograph by Randall Patterson.

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, will discuss her latest book, How Ike Led, at 7:00 p.m. September 24, on the City of Allen’s website. During the live show, audience members can submit questions via email.

Ms. Susan Eisenhower. Image courtesy of the Allen Public Library.

Experience a free live virtual musical tribute to the late Townes Van Zandt with the Nick Brumley band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. on the City of Allen’s website.

Nick Brumley, John Fox, Grady Lee, and Cole Allen. Image courtesy of the Allen Public Library.

More information on this and upcoming events can be found on the Allen Public Library’s website or on its Facebook or Instagram profiles.

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