1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Scott House, Ridgefield
The Scott House is open from 1 pm to 4 pm the last Sunday of each month, from January through April 2020. Click here for directions. (Note: the RSVP above is for the 3 – 4 pm talk; no RSVP is needed to visit the Scott House.)
At 1:15 pm, board member and docent Michele Mahland will lead guests through the building explaining its fascinating history and construction. She will describe how it was built and moved twice; she’ll talk about the family who originally occupied the house; and explain the work the Society does today.
At 3 pm, come meet and talk with Alice Paul as portrayed by Dr. Darla Shaw. Learn about Paul’s early involvement with the Suffragettes in London, her organization of the Women’s March in Washington, DC during the term of Woodrow Wilson, and being chained to the fences in front of the White House to make a statement for the women’s right to vote. Hear about Paul’s impact on women today and her eternal quest for the Equal Rights Amendment.
Dr. Shaw is a well-known area storyteller, presenter at literacy conferences, musician, advocate for women’s issues, and humanitarian. This event is part of the Votes for Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment series taking place in Ridgefield throughout 2020.
The Votes for Women series is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR. This series is supported in part by CT Humanities. Last Sundays at the Scott House is supported by Fairfield County Bank.