In celebration of women in public office

Tickets are now on sale for a lecture celebrating the historic centennial of women’s suffrage and the growing presence of women in public office on the local and national levels.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk will host a talk, “Women in Office and the 19thAmendment,” by Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

As advance materials share:

“This talk will discuss her inspiring story and challenges she encountered along the way; underrepresentation and how it affects women and women’s rights; voter turnout and where women stand, from millennials to retirees. Secretary Merrill will also address current and future plans to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Secretary Merrill’s talk will be followed by a self-guided tour of the museum’s featured exhibition, ‘From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers,’ as well as tea and light refreshments. The talk will be generously sponsored in part by the Connecticut Bar Association.”

Admission is $15 ($10 for members). The museum is at 295 West Ave.

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– Mary Shustack

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