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Rick Spencer with Dawn Indermuehle performing “From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement”

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments.
Free and open to the public.If you’re not a society member and want to skip the brief business session, feel free. The program usually starts around 7:30. Free refreshments.

March is National Women’s History Month. We welcome back perennial favorite Rick Spencer for this historical music program. Featured will be some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the women’s suffrage crusade, with historical commentary in commemoration of the approaching centennial of the 19th amendment.

The struggle for women’s suffrage was a hard-fought step toward gender equality. Music was one of the significant tools of the movement. Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.

More about Rick
Rick Spencer is recognized internationally for his work as a developer and presenter of theme-based historic music programs in the American folk tradition. His presentations are well-researched, informative and highly entertaining. He is often accompanied in his performances by noteworthy instrumentalists and singers, including Dawn Indermuehle, who will appear in our program.

More about Dawn
Dawn Indermuehle is responsible for researching and developing program material and creating period-appropriate vocal accompaniment on a wide range of historical songs from throughout American history. In addition to her duet work with Rick, she also performs as a member of the ensembles LongSplice and Locomotive Shipwreck.

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You’re Invited!
Canterbury Historical Society monthly programs are free and the public is warmly invited. Bring a friend, stay for complimentary refreshments, mingle, and get to know us a little. We will do our best to make you feel welcome. The business session, which begins at 7:00, rarely lasts more than half an hour. If you want to skip it and just come for the program, plan to arrive about 7:30.

The Canterbury Historical Society’s regular monthly meetings are on the second Friday evening of the month, except for July and August, when we take a summer break. We are happy to send email announcements of regular meetings and special events to nonmembers. If you’d like to be added to our list, please send a note, including your full name and the email address where you want to receive notices,  using the email form on the Contact page on this website.

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Details

Date:
March 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Canterbury Community Center
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury, CT 06331-1319 United States
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Website:
http://www.canterburyct.org/community.php?id=30