ALICE PAUL, A SUFFRAGIST
Alice Paul, an 1890’s suffragist, was a fundamental and inspirational warrior in the Women’s Right to Vote campaign in the later years of the movement. After many valiant years of her predecessors, the likes of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Caddy Stanton, Paul brought the new modern women into the fight. As the years progressed from 1848 to the edifice of the passing of the amendment, Alice Paul kept track of each state as the 19th Amendment was ratified by placing stars on a hand-sewn banner.
The Western Sonoma County Historical Society presents an Old-Fashioned Sewing Bee at the Luther Burbank Cottage where we will be reproducing the flag sewn by suffrage women. This flag will be used in the 2020 Apple Blossom Parade and hung in the West County Museum during the Suffrage Exhibit in 2020. Fabric is provided but do bring your thimble, needles and scissors. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to sew or observe and learn a bit more about this, at 7777 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol. Parking is free but very limited.