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This year marks 100 years of women’s right to vote – and South Jersey’s Alice Paul Institute is throwing a year-long celebration with 65 organizations in the area, including the New Jersey Historical Commission. Here are some of the events coming up.

 

Suffrage Centennial Exhibit

Learn about the suffrage movement with an online exhibit featuring posters, documents, pins and more artifacts from the historic movement – including pins that belonged to Alice Paul. You can find the exhibit here.

 

Handbag Bingo

Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a night of Bingo at the Alice Paul Institute. For $25, participants will receive 10 Bingo cards to play for the chance to win designer bags – plus, make new friends in the process. Doors open at 5 pm and games begin at 6 pm at the Moorestown Community House. For more information, visit the website.

 

Mock Election

Middle and high school classes are invited to participate in a state-wide mock election online during February. Students in grade 4 to 8 will answer the same question: “Should Daylight Savings Time be made permanent,” and high school students will vote on that question as well as the 2020 presidential primary election. Teachers can register their class here and voting will take place from February 3 to 15.

 

The Women of NJ

Take a trip along the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail to learn about the notable women of New Jersey, including suffrage movement leader, Alice Paul. The trail features a colonial poet, the founder of New Jersey’s first public school and more inspiring women. For more information and stops along the trail, visit the website.

 

Presentation & Discussions

Alice Paul Institute will present a number of lectures and discussion sessions throughout the year to continue the celebration. Presentations include “Diversity & Inclusion Within Public History Museums” in February, “We the People…wait, which people?” in May and more. For a list of planned events, visit the website.

 

Women’s Equality Day

The Alice Paul Institute, the New Jersey Historical Commission and other organizations are joining forces for a celebration in Trenton on the Anniversary of the day the Women’s Right to Vote was passed. Keep an eye on the Alice Paul Institute website for full details.

 

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