“A Celebration of Women” Exhibit by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society, is being featured at Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue and will be available to view from April 1-30, 2018.
In 2018, the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society will be holding “A Celebration of Women,” honoring the 150th anniversary of the women’s suffrage protest held in Vineland in 1868. That protest, which involved 172 Vineland women, was the largest demonstration of its type ever staged in America and effectively rekindled national interest in women gaining the right to vote.
The exhibit will include a variety of items related to the event, as well as material on other significant Vineland women ranging from the mid-19th century through present day. In addition to photographs and text panels, the exhibit will include reproduction letters, personal items and other material that will help visitors better understand women’s lives.
The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society, founded in 1868, is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey, headquartered in the oldest purpose-built museum in the state. It is listed on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail because it owns records and other documentation related to the New Jersey Suffrage Association, which was founded in Vineland around 1864. Many nationally-known speakers appeared in Vineland to support women’s suffrage, including Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone.
Be sure to stop by the library during the month of April to view this enlightening exhibit!