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“Women in the State House”
February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5 at 4:00 pm in the Main Lobby of the Vermont State House, a new exhibition will be presented by State Curator David Schutz and Asst. State Curator Jack Zeilenga. “Women in the State House”—a four-panel story that begins with early 19th century women’s suffrage advocate Clarina Howard Nichols—continues with Vermont’s early women legislators in the 1920’s—and concludes with women exercising political power on an equal footing with their male colleagues. Governor Philip B. Scott, Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Tim Ashe—and some of the women featured in the exhibition– will be on hand at 4 pm to briefly speak to mark this occasion.
In addition to the story panels, the exhibition also includes the original House desk where Edna Beard, Vermont’s first female legislator once sat.
A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Vermont State House will immediately follow the ceremony from 4:30 to 6 pm.