Workshop

 

Sewing and Learning: Isabella Beecher Hooker and the American Women’s Suffrage Movement

October 10th, 2020

Join us for our first sewing circle to sew a replica of a Isabella Beecher Hooker’s American suffrage Phrygian-style hat, a treasured object from the Stowe Center’s  collections.

 

 

Dr. Shirley Wajda, Interim Director of Enfield Shaker Museum and Ph.D. in American Civilization, will facilitate a discussion about nineteenth-century American sewing circles and the importance of the suffrage cap. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between the “Isabella” cap or a modern adaptation linking fashion with activism. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on topics related to women’s suffrage history, anti-slavery activism, and the history of voting in America.

 

Program fee: $30. All materials and refreshments provided.

Open to ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so register soon.

 

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center / Visitor Center / 77 Forest St. Hartford, CT
Doors Open 1:00 PM
Program 1-4 PM