The Suffrage Movement in Maine - A Talk by Author Anne Gass
October 25, 2023, 6:30 PM
CANTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY—The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of a woman’s universal right to vote in the US. In recognition of that landmark anniversary, the Canton Historical Society is hosting a talk on the suffrage movement that proceeded that change. It will be on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m., at 25 Turner Street. The speaker will be Anne Gass.
Anne Gass’s great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons. In 1914, she joined the movement that helped move suffrage forward in Maine. Ms. Gass will talk about Florence’s leadership in that movement that resulted in the Maine legislature ratifying the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Slides of historic photos will accompany this lively talk.
Learn more about Ms. Gass at www.mainesuffragecentennial.org/anne-b-gass.
This talk is free admission and open to the public. The venue is handicap accessible. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m.
If you would like more information about this event, please email email@example.com, or go to www.cantonmehistory.org or the “Canton Maine Historical Society” Facebook page.
Canton Historical Society
25 Turner Street