“Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role In The Fight For Woman Suffrage” At The Historical Society Of Scotch Plains And Fanwood
Have you ever wished you could meet a suffragette? Come meet Lillian Feickert—portrayed by professional storyteller Carol Simon Levin—at this month’s meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Feickert, who lived in Plainfield, was president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, at the Shady Rest Scotch Hills Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd. (at the corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains.
In her role as Feickert, Levin, an independent historian who specializes in recounting the “lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women” through first person portrayals, will illustrate the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women’s suffrage. Her presentation, “Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage,” was published as an article in the March 2020 issue of the online New Jersey history magazine, Garden State Legacy.
Levin also is the author of Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates, which profiles 69 women—well-known and unknown—who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in America. Levin holds a bachelor’s degree focusing on women’s history and history of technology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in library services from the University of Arizona. She is also the founder of the website tellingherstories.com.
The upcoming meeting is free and all are welcome. Note that in accordance with township policy, masks will be required in common areas of the building. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the presentation.