The Delaware County Historical Society
Presents a Virtual Program
Women’s Suffrage in Delaware County Ohio

This program celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. August 26th was selected as the date for the program because it is the actual date the amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.

August 26, 2020

Starting at 7pm

Virtual via Zoom and Facebook

Womens Suffrage - Salem Ohio Convention

Remember the Ladies – 1850’s Women’s Rights Convention in Salem Ohio

The fight for women’s equality began more than two centuries ago. Attendees will learn about their pervasive struggle through letters and speeches from the fearless and tireless women who fought for their rights beginning with Abigail Adams to Sojourner Truth and others at the 1850 Women’s Rights Convention in Salem, Ohio.

Presented by Cathy Nelson

Cathy Nelson - Presenter - Women's Suffrage - Remember The Ladies - Ohio Humanities

Nelson is retired from Columbus City Schools with more than 36 years of service. She is the founder and president emeritus of the Friends of Freedom Society, a nineteenth-century historical research organization whose main focus is the underground railroad. Ms. Nelson has testified in Congress on behalf of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1997 and she and her extensive research has won numerous awards and widespread recognition. Participating in the Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau for nearly two decades, she has consistently been one of its most popular presenters.

Nelson’s appearance is made possible through the Ohio Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. The Ohio Humanities Council is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grants and public humanities programs, we help Ohioans interpret the past, imagine the future, and define individual values. The Humanities Council is committed to creating vibrant communities throughout our state.

The History of The Delaware County League of Women’s Voters

League of Women Voters - Delaware County Ohio

Presented via videoconference by Hallie Serazin

Hallie Serazin - Delaware County League of Women Voters

Hallie Serazin, Board member and past president of the Delaware County League of Women Voters,

The history of the Delaware County League of Women’s Voters, founded in 1948, as well as current activities around voter education and registration.

Women's Suffrage - Women's Equality Day  2020 - League of Women Voters
League of Women’s Voters Poster

Reserve Your Virtual Seat

The program is free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the expenses.

To ensure adequate bandwidth, registration and reserved “seats” are strongly advised for this program

This Virtual Program will be online via Zoom*. Make a reservation and you will be emailed easy-to-follow instructions.

The entire program will also be streamed live via Facebook
on the DCHS Facebook page.

This program is sponsored by:

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Funding for this program was made possible by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

*Zoom is a software system used around the world for meetings, conferences, and program. There is no charge to you to use Zoom.

For more information, please call the society at 740-369-3831, ext. 3,
or email


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2690 Stratford Road, Delaware