If you came out yesterday to our “Suffragettes of Ocean Grove” event, thank you! We loved having your smart and curious collective energy in the room.
The audience was treated to three speakers: Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot; Dell O’Hara, history professor from Nyack College in New York City; and Gayle Aanensen, author of Summer of the Suffragists.
Enjoy these event photos courtesy of Mary Solecki.
Audience members settle in for a great presentation.
The registration table was buzzing!
Our special guest Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, had us captivated.
History professor and Ocean Grove historian Dell O’Hara discusses how the women’s suffrage movement was received in 19th century Ocean Grove.
Gayle Aanensen, author of Summer of the Suffragists, talks about women’s suffrage supporter Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt.
Reproduction of a tea set commissioned by Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt for a women’s suffrage rally on her property in Newport, Rhode Island.
The speakers take questions from the audience.
Top row (L to R): Event organizer Kim Brittingham, speaker Gayle Aanensen; Bottom row (L to R): Speakers Dr. Lyndell “Dell” O’Hara and Mary Walton.
Congratulations to our door prize winner Fred Pachman!
Some of our attendees posing by the photo booth.
Left: Event organizer, Kim Brittingham; Right: Gayle Aanensen, author and speaker.
If you’d like to buy our speakers’ books, click on the book covers below.
Funding has been provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission.