Learn more about the history of the 1917 suffragist imprisonment at the Occoquan Workhouse and the plans to build the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial at Occoquan Regional Park nearby.
Activities will include films and displays on the suffragist movement which brought the largest expansion of democracy in America. There will be suffragist re-enactors and children's activities throughout the day.
- 12:30pm: "The Suffrage Prisoners at Occoquan," illustrated talk by Alice Reagan, Associate Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College
- 1:15pm: "About the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial," talk by Emily McCoy, Chair of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, which will include a 3-D animation "fly-through" of the planned memorial.
- 1:45 pm: Appearance by suffragist e-enactor Lynne Garvey-Hodge
- 2:30- 3:30pm: Photo opportunity with costumed suffragists. Watch "The War of the Roses," an award-winning student film about the conflict between Tennessee legislators opposed to suffrage (red roses) and those in favor of giving women the right to vote (yellow roses). Tennessee was the last state to ratify the 19th amendment in 1920.
- 3:30pm: Performance of suffragist songs. Singers from the Metropolitan Academy of the Arts give voice to the music sung at the turn of the century in support of women's right to vote.