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August Events at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

Check out Sewall-Belmont’s exciting programs & gallery talks in August

The National Woman’s Party and Political Rhetoric: Visual Propaganda in the Battle for the Vote On Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m., the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum will celebrate the 91st anniversary of woman suffrage at the National Archives.The special panel discussion on the National Woman’s Party’s (NWP) use of persuasive language and imagery to secure suffrage. The program will feature examples from our Nina Allender collection of political cartoons. Program attendees will hear from panelists Lisa Kathleen Graddy of the National Museum of American History and Dr. Kyle Ciani, Associate Professor of History, Illinois State University, on the ways in which the National Woman’s Party utilized various forms of rhetoric to engage and persuade the public and elected officials to support women’s right to vote.

This program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Read more about the Program here.

Non-Profit Expo, Learn About Board Service The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is teaming up with the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance to present this panel discussion and networking program geared toward women looking to learn more about and join non-profit Boards of Directors. Women represent 48% of the workforce, but comprise only 15% of the nation’s boards of directors. The Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance is working to change that and is hosting a special Fall event, bringing together WLMA women with leaders of local and national non-profit organizations who are interested in increasing involvement within their organizations, including seeking qualified candidates to join their board of directors.

Please join us for a short panel discussion on how to navigate non-profit board service, followed by an intimate meet and greet with representatives from participating non-profit organizations. The non-profits will be stationed throughout the Museum in an expo-style forum for you to meet and learn more about the organizations and their volunteer needs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
Please use the entrance on 2nd Street.

Panel discussion begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
(Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.)

Click here to learn more and register.

SAVE THE DATE! A Woman’s Perspective On Tuesday, October 4th, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum will present A Woman’s Perspective: Women in American Democracy. This day-long Symposium will feature experts addressing women’s status past, present, and future in political representation, media, policy, and on the campaign trail. Speakers will be announced soon. Read more about the Symposium here.

Suffrage Tea Time Gallery Talks Thursdays and Saturdays in August

Spend tea time with Sewall-Belmont – learn about the American suffrage movement and the women of the historic National Woman’s Party, an organization that sold tea to fund its efforts. Do not miss this brief history talk – it is spot on!

Looking for an activity your group will enjoy? Tour Sewall-Belmont! The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00pm, but if you are looking to schedule a special activity for your association, office, chapter, family, or a group of friends, contact us today!

We are happy to arrange a private tour for you and your guests.

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