Brown Bag Suffragists of Scituate 25 September 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Lyle Nyberg, Scituate Historical Society Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//peggotty_beach_postcard_with_third_cliff_jpeg_-_crop.jpg

A hundred years ago, several nationally prominent suffragists spent summers in Scituate, which had become a popular seaside destination. They included Inez Haynes Irwin, who wrote the history of the National Woman’s Party, and Judith Winsor Smith, who wrote for the Woman’s Journal and gave public speeches into her 90s promoting a woman’s right to vote. This talk examines their little-known stories and unique relationship to Scituate.