Rights To Be Heard: Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Rights To Be Heard: Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements

Join us for a special virtual exhibition and presentation by Denny Daniel of The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions. Through its vast collection of original artifacts and documents, Mr. Daniel will discuss these two important eras in our nation's history. Free and open to all; hosted on Zoom. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2ZmxM8i

The presentation will cover the following topics:

Suffragette City - Beyond Just Voting Rights!

The fight to give women the vote lasted for 100 years and spanned the world. This was not just a movement for voting rights, though. Learn what a bicycle has to do with this, and why some men were afraid of women with hats. See how other issues of the times like civil rights and temperance movements influenced each other and view some of the humorous affirmations and counterpoints to allowing women to vote. Artifacts include a voting machine with Warren G. Harding's name still on it, period dresses, poll station books from the 1920 election with names still in it, historic postcards, and much, much more!

Civil Rights

The history of the Civil War, slavery, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement in American history is a lesson all cultures can and should learn from. Almost every religion, nationality, and culture has had an episode of discrimination and/or subjugation. A special collection of inventions from the 1800s to today will show the maker side of the struggle for civil rights, how former slaves became doctors and entrepreneurs, and advanced.

To learn more about presenter Denny Daniel and the Museum of Interesting Things, visit: http://www.museumofinterestingthings.org/

*** This program is a collaboration between The Field Library of Peekskill and the Warner Library of Tarrytown.