90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
On Saturday, August 21st we celebrated the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The festivities began at 3:30 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., with educational talks and activities for children and adults about the suffrage movement and the struggles that led up to passage of the Amendment. The focus was on Inez Milholland Boissevain, the iconic woman on the white horse who led the 1913 suffragist parade through the streets of Washington, D.C. After the Workhouse activities, participants went “next door” to the future site of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (TPSM) in the Occoquan Regional Park for a mini suffragist parade led by a woman on a white horse.
At the site, we planted a tree and a time capsule in commemoration of the 90 anniversary. Ten years from now we’ll dig up the time capsule at what we hope will be the newly constructed Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.