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Hang Out With the Ladies at the AASLH Annual Meeting

The AASLH Women’s History Affinity Group is very excited to make its first public appearance at the 2015 Annual Meeting in LouisvilleHerp’s a sneak peak of what we’ve got planned and sessions and events focusing on women’s history.

Women’s History Twitter Scavenger Hunt

Bring your cell phone and investigative skills! At the Thursday night evening event we will be tweeting all the women’s history we can find at the museums and sites. Using the hashtag #WmnHistHunt, join in or follow along on Twitter if you are not attending the meeting.

Thursday, September 17: Block Party on Museum Row, 6:30-9:30pm

scavenger hunt

Louisville Woman’s Suffrage Tour

Friday, September 18, 1–5 pm, Cost: $35
Have you begun preparing for August 26, 2020—the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment? The AASLH Women’s History Affinity Group, the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites, and the League of Women Voters of Louisville have teamed up to present this tour of Louisville places where the fight for women’s right to vote occurred. Participants not only gain a greater understanding of the struggles they went through, but might just be inspired to learn where the suffrage battles occurred in your own state. Included will be a brainstorming session on how to celebrate the centennial of woman’s suffrage in your community and take home materials detailing how to create your own local suffrage tour.

Republican Governor Edwin P. Morrow of Kentucky signed the suffrage bill on January 6, 1920 as members of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association looked on.  Kentucky Historical Society.

Republican Governor Edwin P. Morrow of Kentucky signed the suffrage bill on January 6, 1920 as members of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association looked on. Kentucky Historical Society.

 

General Sessions

We Can Do It! Uncovering Women’s History Together
Thursday, September 17, 4 – 5:15 pm
Do you want to increase access to women’s history and discover diverse and untold stories within your community? This session explores research and access to women’s history through a series of firsthand accounts and offers practical techniques to integrate women’s history into a broader interpretation of the nation’s sites.

From a Whisper to a Shout: Finding Ways to Share Women’s History through Innovative Collaboration
Friday, September 18, 8:30 – 9:45am
Geared toward museums and sites looking for how to get started doing women’s history interpretation, the newly formed Women’s History Affinity Group invites you to join in a roundtable discussion of ways in which women’s stories and voices can be found and integrated into cultural heritage sites and museums. Whether women’s voices are the primary stories at your site or not, all are encouraged to attend.

 

See you in Louisville!

Five women cavorting in a tree somewhere along the Ohio River. Kentucky Historical Society.

Five women cavorting in a tree somewhere along the Ohio River. Kentucky Historical Society.

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