The Lima Historical Society presentation on Tuesday, March 19th will focus on the Women’s Club Movement, 1880-1920.
It will feature an illustrated presentation by Lima native, Colleen Plimpton, on the important contributions of 19th and 20th century women’s organizations like Lima’s Quaere Club and the local Ska-hasega-o chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), as well as the Womens’ Christian Temperance Union.
American women in the 1800’s initially found their voice in the struggle for abolition and suffrage. During the Industrial Revolution women secured more leisure time, and were increasingly allowed higher education, as they were at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima. Though still without the vote by the end of the century many progressive women organized into groups which were instrumental in issues such as child labor law reformation, environmental protection, historical preservation, justice, temperance, and library creation.
The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Lima Court House, 7321 East Main St. on Tuesday, March 19th. It is free and open to the public.