100 years of women voting is topic of museum lecture April 17

DEARBORN –  Reflecting a timely topic as more and more women take to the political stage, the Dearborn Historical Museum presents a special lecture on the crusade for women’s voting rights at 7 p.m. April 17.

Called “Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote,” the lively presentation will be at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

Riley Hubbard of “Michigan Women Forward #HERStory” will recount the history of the women’s rights movement, from its beginning in the 1800s through the final passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

It was 100 years ago that Michigan women were able to vote for statewide offices for the first time.

Admission to the talk is $5.

For more information, contact the museum at 313-565-3000 or email museum@ci.dearborn.mi.us. The lecture is sponsored by Village Ford of Dearborn.