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Glastonbury Historical Society presents “The Smith Sisters: Abolitionists and Suffragists”

Monday March 27, 2023
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM


Celebrate Women's History Month with the Historical Society of Glastonbury as they teach us about Glastonbury's own Smith Sisters – Abby and Julia. These elderly spinsters stood up to the townsmen of Glastonbury in their fight to get the right to vote for women, and famously lost their cows in the process.

This presentation takes you deeper into their lives, and the lives of their amazing family. Learn how Abby and Julia become unlikely heroines on the National Woman Suffrage stage and symbols of “taxation without representation.” Join us to hear their story!

Registration begins February 27th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

To watch from home on Zoom, registration is not required. Click here at the start of the program. Meeting ID: 859 7394 1598| Passcode: 746158

*In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held virtually via Zoom*

About the Presenter: Diane Hoover was a history teacher in the Glastonbury School System for forty-one years. After retiring, she became the Education Director of the Historical Society of Glastonbury. In this role, Diane has extensively researched these remarkable women and has discussed their lives and legacies in many presentations.


Location: Friends Room
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