Thu., October 06, 2016 at 11:00am
Thu., October 06, 2016 at 12:00am
Salem Public Library
821 E. State St.
The battle to gain the right for women to vote was a hard-fought battle. Courage and sacrifice were required to achieve the privilege for women to express their ideals and principles through the ballot box. Join Kim Kenney, Curator of the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, as she presents the program “Woman Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence” at Salem Public Library on October 6, 2016, for a look back at how women won the vote. Learn about the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848, how the abolition movement sparked the fight for suffrage, and how the 19th Amendment came to be. This is a fascinating story that every woman, and man, should hear. The program will take place from 11am-12pm in the library’s Quaker Room located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH.
Registration is required online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for assistance. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend.
Kim Kenney graduated summa cum laude from Wells College in Aurora, NY with a major in American history and minor in creative writing. Her Master of Arts degree in History Museum Studies was earned at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She has been Curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum since 2001. She is author of many historical books and eBooks and has received the Jane Weston Chapman Award from the University of Mount Union for her dedication to women’s history programming.