St. Paul, MN 55102
On Mother's Day Weekend, hear stories of two women's organizations created to support families and strengthen opportunities for women nationwide. Gold Star Mothers was created in 1928 for mothers who lost a child in service of the United States. Hear from Barbara Farrell of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Gold Star Mothers and Susan Schrader author of the "Minnesota History" article "Anna Gilbertson and the Gold Star Mothers and Widows Pilgrimages after World War I."
Then learn about the League of Women's Voters, created in 1920 just six months before the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Hear from Amy Arcand, interim executive director of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, about the League's history and how it helped support newly enfranchised women exercise their responsibilities as voters.
Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations who made modern America. Look for additional lectures offered each month through November. Following each program, guests are invited to take a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibit WW1 America.
This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
2017-05-13 10:00:00 2017-05-13 10:00:00 America/Chicago League of Women Voters & Gold Star Mothers Minnesota History Center