Porch Talk: Women’s Suffrage in Maryland


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The Women’s Suffrage movement has deep roots in Maryland and Harford County. From St. Mary’s County landowner Margaret Brent’s petition for the right to vote in 1648 to Havre de Grace’s own Elizabeth Chew Forbes’ fight for the 19th Amendment and beyond, the stories of suffragists still inspire and resonate today.

Join us for a Porch Talk at the historic Liriodendron with members of the League of Women Voters as they share the history of Women’s Suffrage in Maryland and the fight for women’s rights through the decades.

Talks will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 3 pm, and Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm.  Tickets cost $5

Porch talks will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Light refreshments will be provided. Voter registration forms will be available on-site.

Visitors will be able to view our Votes for Women exhibit before and after the talk. Additional information about the exhibit may be found here: https://bit.ly/LirioGallery

Porch Talks are made possible in part by support from Harford County, the Maryland League of Women Voters, and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

Image of Lucy Branham courtesy of Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

Additional information


Thursday, April 18 at 3 pm, Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm