Women's History Museum August Events
While Suffrage does not intrinsically mean "suffering", many of the thousand of women who worked for over 72 years to win the right to vote in our election process may have indeed suffered for the cause.  Let us celebrate their courage and achievements on our behalf as we acknowledge the 90th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
Suffrage does mean: a. The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
and b. The exercise of such a right.

Let us not forget! 
 Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30pm
Suffragist Leader, Alice Paul, toasts to Suffrage Victory in 1920
Anne Hoiberg, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of San Diego and President of the Women's History Museum, discusses the history of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States , which led to the passage of the 19th Amendment.

LOCATION: San Diego Public Library
Wangenheim Room (third floor),
820 E Street, San Diego, 92101 www.sandiegolibrary.org

Monday, August 16th at noon
City Hall Reception
Suffragist March 1910
Suffrage Parde 1910
Join us at noon in the City Hall Lobby as we open a Salute to Suffrage display in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Democracy for American women.

Hosted by the National Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters and the Women's History Museum.
  Thursday, August 26, at 5pm
Annual Suffrage Parade, Balboa Park
Annual Suffrage Parade Balboa Park
suffrage parade today
Grab your banners and your flags and join us for the 4th Annual Suffrage Parade through Balboa Park, ending at the Organ Pavilion for a free concert and picnic on the grass. Meet at 5 at the Kate Sessions statue on the west end of the Laurel Street Bridge. Get ready to chant!
 Saturday, August 28th at 6pm
The Suffrage Ball at the historic Lafayette Hotel
Built in 1946 the Lafayette is the perfect venue for this year's SUFFRAGE BALL as we re-enact the "Fabulous Forties" and the USO Dances of the era.

Stay overnight at the hotel and experience the county's first heated Olympic-size pool designed by Tarzan... Johnie Weismuller and used for practice by long-distance champion Florence Chadwick.

Dance to the 1940s sounds of the Sue Palmer Orchestra.  Don your 40s duds and enter the Costume Contests.  And most of all... celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Democracy for American Women!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!  SPACE IS LIMITED. GO ON LINE TO OUR web site or call the museum at 619 233-6963.
In This Issue
The Suffrage Struggle
City Hall Reception
Suffrage Parade
Suffrage Ball
Journal Writing
Something new!
We are pleased to announce the formation of a WOMEN'S JOURNAL WRITING GROUP on Wednesdays at 5pm starting on AUGUST 25TH at the museum.

Join others in learning the process of Journal Writing based on a weekly theme chosen by the group.

No experience is necessary just a desire to learn the written reflective skills.

For more information call the museum or just show up at 5pm on August 25.




If spending an afternoon in Old Town State Historic Park meeting and greeting new people sounds like an enjoyable way to pass some time... we want to talk to you!

We are seeking Docents to work in the museum's Old Town Exhibit in the historic Machado y Silvas Adobe as we present "The Women of Old Town" an exhibit.

Training and lunch will be provided.

Interested?  Want to know more?

Please call the museum at 619 233-7963.

Women's History Museum
2323 Broadway, Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92102
619 233-7963