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Third Thursday: Women’s Suffrage in Vermont

Third Thursday Lecture Series

Women’s Suffrage in Vermont  with Lyn Blackwell & Rachel Onuf

2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which extended the right to vote to women. Many of us are familiar with national activists and events, but what did the story look like in Vermont? Historians Lyn Blackwell and Rachel Onuf are co-chairs of the history and research committee of the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance, an organization planning yearlong celebrations of women’s voting rights. They will share a Vermont perspective on suffrage, including previously overlooked and fascinating women, and the research they’ve undertaken in order to put the story together. They will also review events planned to celebrate suffrage in Vermont.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont. This talk will take place in Waterman Lounge (Waterman Building) on the UVM Campus in Burlington. 

Directions to Waterman Lounge on the UVM Campus

map of UVM campus at Waterman buildingApproach the UVM campus from Main Street in Burlington. Turn onto South Prospect Street (right if coming from the highway/downhill; left if coming from downtown/uphill). Take your first left onto College Street, and then another immediate left to enter a parking lot with visitor parking available.

Please note: you will need the Parkmobile app in order to park on the UVM campus. To learn more about Parkmobile, please visit UVM’s website:

The Waterman Building itself is on South Prospect Street. Enter the center of the building from South Prospect Street, and proceed directly ahead. The Waterman Lounge is straight ahead through a set of double doors (you will pass an information desk on your right just before you get to the doors).

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