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County Women’s History Coalition plan Lawn Party

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Women’s History Coalition will host a Lawn Party outdoors at the Heisey Museum, on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 2 – 4 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave American women the right to vote. The event is free and will follow CDC recommended social distancing guidelines for outdoor events. Participants are advised to wear a mask.

Like many other communities across America, Clinton County had planned to observe the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a year-long series of events but instead had to cancel many of the 2020 planned events due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were disappointed that so many local and national events planned to honor the women who had continued their ‘Battle for the Ballot’ through a Civil War, World War I, and the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic were canceled due to the spread of the virus. Members of the Coalition decided to move forward and host our previously scheduled Lawn Party to honor the countless, dedicated women who went through so much to win Votes For Women in America,” said Coalition member Loretta Coltrane.

“We invite the public to join in the celebration,” said Bonnie Hannis, Coalition member and First Vice President and Chair of Events and Fundraising at the Heisey Museum. “We’ll have photos and newspaper clippings, as well as relevant documents, for participants to look at as a way of learning more about the battle for the vote and how our own community played a part. I am pleased to see, in this Anniversary year, that the story is being told of the bravery it took for my grandmother to campaign for their right, and our right, to vote.”

The Heisey Museum is located at 362 E. Water St., Lock Haven. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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