Interpreting Local History & the Decorative Arts Through the Eyes of the Fernando & Sophia Kelton Family

Broken Promises & Deferred Dreams: Civil War to Civil Rights 1865-1900

Mother, Are You Strong-Minded and Do You Wear Pants?

The Life of Elizabeth Greer Coit

Sundays, August 26 and September 9, 2018  (program repeats)

at 2pm

Presented by Leslie Blankenship

Elizabeth Greer Coit

The Kelton House will celebrate the 98th landmark anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a program on Elizabeth Greer Coit, who founded the first women’s suffrage association in Columbus, Ohio in 1884 and served as its president. Her daughter, Belle Coit, who later married Frank Kelton, ran home from school one day and asked, through tears, “Mother, are you strong-minded and do you wear pants?” These code works were used against uppity women in the 19th and early 20th century. Learn about Elizabeth Greer Coit’s life through these programs.

18th Amendment Program - Kelton House - Columbus Ohio

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$ 7/person

Reservations Recommended


Parking is available in Junior League/Kelton House Lot on Franklin Avenue.