Lecture: We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip
Berwick Academy: Whipple Art Center/Theater (31 Academy Street, South Berwick, ME 03908)
No one gave women the right to vote. They had to fight for it; over and over and over again. ‘We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip,’ by Anne B. Gass brings to life the little-known story of an epic 1915 road trip from San Francisco to DC to demand voting rights for women. The unlikely heroines are Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg, middle-aged, lesbian, Swedish immigrants who own the car, do all the driving, and fix what goes wrong.
Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. The lecture is open to the public, no registration is required. Masks are mandatory inside the building. The lecture will be recorded and posted to the society’s website. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2022 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.