Women’s History Month Lecture

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Date(s) - 03/27/2019
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

Annual Women’s History Month Lecture:
The Woman Suffrage Statue: The Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
With Susan Weber, U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellow

Sandra Weber will present an illustrated lecture about the Portrait Monument, which was created by sculptress Adelaide Johnson in 1920 to celebrate the federal enactment of woman’s suffrage and to symbolize the woman’s movement. Drawing upon research for her recent book, Sandra Weber will discuss the artist’s intentions, controversies, and hullaballoo regarding this neoclassical, yet unconventional, 7-ton work of art that sat in the Capitol Crypt for 76 years before being elevated to the Rotunda in 1997.

Pre-registration is requested and will open soon.