The Road to Women’s Suffrage in Sharon

On view through November 28, 2020

The Road to Women’s Suffrage in Sharon documents the combined efforts of women and men from cities and small towns, like Sharon, across the state of Connecticut. The exhibition illustrates the stories of the Suffrage Movement in Connecticut’s Litchfield County, the petitioners from the town of Sharon, and the movements for equal rights being fought today.

The Women’s Suffrage Parade in Hartford on May 2, 1914 included a float commemorating Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women’s education. Miss Lyon established both Wheaton College and Mount Holyoke.
Photograph courtesy of State Archives, Connecticut State Library.

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their contributions to the exhibition:

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Volunteer Research Team:
Marel Rogers, Myra Plescia, Linda Neiberg, Trisha Davisson, & Billy Saster
Private collection of Doug Rick
Private collection of Linda Neiberg
The Brandon Family
Mr. Mort Kraus
Sharon Playhouse
Harriet Beecher Stowe Library, Hartford, CT
Connecticut State Library
Gunn Historical Museum, Washington, CT
Norfolk Historical Society, Norfolk, CT
Harvard Library, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Cornell University
Library of Congress
National Archives, National Archives Museum

Exhibition Design by: Whirlwind Creative