On October 13th, the Atwood Museum will be hosting a virtual lecture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States. August 26, 2020 is the official anniversary of the date women nation-wide could register to vote. On that date, 16 Chatham women did so. The road to women’s suffrage was a rocky one. Courageous women fought and struggled for this right for more than seven decades. Our speaker, Florence Seldin, will focus on the lives of some of these women with particular emphasis on events in Massachusetts. We hope you are able to join us for this special lecture.
Dr. Florence Seldin has been a full-time resident of Chatham for 26 years. She is a former school teacher, principal and superintendent. She received her doctorate from the University of Rochester. She is a past president of the League of Women Voters Cape Cod Area, former Chatham select person, and currently a member of the Finance Committee. She is also the Atwood Museum’s gift shop book buyer and a long-time docent there with a love for the Stallknecht murals.