#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019

Our theme for Giving Tuesday will be Celebrating Empowered Women in Cheshire County History, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.

In 2020, the Historical Society of Cheshire County intends to celebrate empowered women of Cheshire County with a series of programs and special events.
· Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares – a presentation on Jennie’s life story, humane societies at the turn of the 20th century, and the Progressive Era from a local perspective

· International Women’s Day Celebration – stories of women from around the world who have inspired change

· Votes for Women: A History of Women’s Suffrage – featuring Liz Tentarelli, president of the League of Women Voters NH

· Badass Women of Keene Walking Tour – with stories of real women in Keene’s past who took a stance to right a wrong or make their voices heard

· The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife – Velya Jancz-Urban honors our foremothers’ journeys while teaching about the little-known issues faced by colonial women

· Suffragettes in Corselettes – the history of underwear reveals a lot about changing roles in society

· Reading of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1848 Speech and Discussion– in collaboration with the Women & Gender Studies Department at Keene State College

· A website on Empowered Women of Cheshire County