The Women’s Hour: The Fight for Suffrage

“At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box” but the right to vote did not come easily for many citizens.

The 1920s “roared” as a time of pivotal change in the United States and on August 18,1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified granting many women the chance to “roar” back with the right to vote!

San Diego was a hub for activity with prominent local citizens such as Dr. Charlotte Baker, Lydia Knapp Horton, and Carrie Shortridge Foltz taking an active role in the fight for Women’s Suffrage.

Join us on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7 PM as our “History Talks!” Lecture series returns for another season beginning with “The Women’s Hour- The Fight for Suffrage” by GQHF Historian Sandee Wilhoit and Visitor Services Coordinator Jamie Laird.

Location: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House’s Mary Joralmon Gallery: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.

History Talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Each month a local historian or specialist will delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to bring a unique glimpse into the history of our city. January 22, 2020 at 7pm.

Lectures are free for Members, $5 non-members.